What is a Repeat Prescription?
If the Doctor/Nurse Practitioner decides that you require repeat prescriptions in-between appointments, your medication you will be given a computer printed repeat request slip listing your medication.
Each slip will also show a review date, which can be located on the bottom of the slip; this is the date by which you need to be seen by the Doctor/Nurse Practitioner for a check-up to monitor your health and review your medication. Please make sure that you arrange an appointment before your review date.
If you are a new patient to the surgery please make sure that you make an appointment to see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner before your repeat medication is due so that they can organise for you to be able to order your medication from the Pharmacy.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a way of patients having their prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy of their choice, avoiding the need to collect the prescription from the surgery.
From Friday, June 7, 2019 John Pound Surgery will start ‘EPS Phase 4’.
This means that patients without a Nominated Pharmacy will have their prescriptions signed and sent electronically.
Patients will be given a Phase 4 Token (still a Green bit of paper) with a unique bar code that can be taken to any pharmacy for processing. This replaces the traditional Prescription you are currently given.
There are certain items that cannot be processed via EPS, however in this case you will still be given a traditional prescription to take to your pharmacy.
So not much changes for the patient, you will still have a paper copy (Token) of your prescription and you can go to any pharmacy, anywhere in England to have this dispensed.
If you would like to nominate a pharmacy you can either use your SystmOnline account or you can speak to a member of the reception team who will arrange this for you.
Further information can be found at: assets.nhs.uk