Ainsdale Medical Centre is now offering electronic prescriptions to their patients.
You are now able to benefit from a free NHS service that reduces the need to visit the GP surgery just to collect a paper prescription.
This means a patient can choose for their prescriptions to be securely sent electronically from their GP to a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor of their choice, anywhere within England.
Benefits to patients include:
- Choosing a pharmacy that is most convenient to you, such as one near work, home or the weekly shop.
- No trips to the GP practice just to collect prescriptions, which will especially help those who receive repeat prescriptions.
- Shorter waits at the pharmacy, as prescriptions can be prepared in advance.
- We can send an electronic prescription to any chemist in England, meaning if you forget your medication while you are away in England, we can send you a supply to cover the time you are there.
Patients wishing to use EPS should to talk to their pharmacy. Those wishing to continue with paper prescriptions do not need to do anything.