Electronic Prescription Service

The NHS is phasing out green prescriptions known as FP10s with the majority of prescriptions now being processed electronically through the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

EPS allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of the patient’s choice – known as their “nominated” pharmacy. Whilst paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, almost all prescriptions will now be processed electronically.

If you are a non-dispensing patient and you do not already have a nomination of a local pharmacy, you will be given an EPS token. This EPS token looks similar to the usual green EP10, but will need to be taken to a pharmacy of your choice to obtain your medication. Having a nomination will ensure you are able to pick up your medications straight from your chosen pharmacy, without needing to collect tokens from the surgery each time. Whichever pharmacy you nominate will receive all prescriptions issued for you until such a time that you change your nomination.

For more information about EPS4, visit the NHS Digital website.

Please note, this does not affect our dispensing patients.