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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

If you collect repeat prescriptions you do not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop (or even if you are on holiday).

If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.

More information on EPS can be found here.

Students – please remember to change your nominated pharmacy to one which is closer to your ‘home address’ when outside of Leicester during university vaccinations.

Medicines legislation means prescriptions for controlled drugs cannot currently be sent using EPS, please discuss further with the clinical team if you are prescribed a controlled drug.

Prescription requests will be processed over TWO working days

The practice have agreed several principles in relation to prescribing which can be viewed here - VPHC Prescribing Policy Dec 2019.pdf

Why not nominate your local pharmacy for electronic prescriptions today. The easiest way to this is to ask your preferred pharmacist to make them your 'Nominated Pharmacy'

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