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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service will enable prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This will make the prescribing and dispensing process safer and more 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.


News, latest releases, statistics, photography and press office contacts.


Including Release 1 and Release 2 functionality and how we have engaged with users.

Resource library

For lessons learnt, video clips, FAQs, communication material, benefits and statistics.