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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service enables prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.

Patients and carers

Can find out about using the service and the benefits it will bring them.

Prescribing staff

Can find out about using EPS, electronic signatures, cancellation and smartcards.

Dispensing staff

Can find out about using EPS, online endorsement and claiming, and smartcards.

NHS: PCT/SHA staff

Can find out about the benefits, stages of implementation and local deployment.

System suppliers

Can find out about the status of system releases, deployment and PCTs with Direction.

Resource library

For the EPS map, top tips, videos, FAQs, communication material, benefits and statistics.