This comes as increasing numbers of doctors across England are switching to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service to help make the dispensing of prescriptions more efficient and convenient. It means that participating doctors will no longer give patients a paper prescription. Instead, an electronic prescription will go straight to any pharmacy of the patient’s choice.
Patients will be able to choose their local Boots pharmacy to manage their medication requests*, should they wish. It will reduce the need for additional visits to their GP surgery to collect paper prescriptions, while enabling patients to access face to face advice and support from a Boots pharmacist.
For more information on the NHS Electronic Prescription Service visit: http://www.boots.com/en/Pharmacy-Health/Health-pharmacy-services/Pharmacy-services-support/Electronic-prescription-service-NHS/
*Participating stores only.
The NHS Electronic Prescription Service is available in England only and if the surgery is participating in the service.
- http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/eps/library/comms/release2/eps-release-2.pdf [Last accessed 25 September 2013]