Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies. Eventually EPS will remove the need for most paper prescriptions.
EPS Prescription Tracker - if you work at a prescribing or dispensing site, use this tracker to check the status of a prescription (N3 connection needed)
Statistics - find out usage statistics and our latest deployment figures
Controlled drugs (CDs) - current plans for prescribing and dispensing CDs with EPS
EPS allows prescribers 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.
The benefits of EPS include:
- prescribers can process prescriptions more efficiently and spend less time dealing with prescription queries
- dispensers can reduce use of paper, have improved stock control, and provide a more efficient service to patients
- patients can collect repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy without visiting their GP, and won't have a paper prescription to lose
Use the new EPS benefits estimator to find out how you could benefit from using EPS.
If you're a patient, you can find more about electronic prescriptions on the NHS Choices website.
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More information about the EPS
We're responsible for recording data related to the deployment of systems and services across health and social care systems in England. On this page you'll find links to management information dashboards containing this data.
Details of the outcome of an independent review of the costs, systems and usage of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in community pharmacy, which was conducted by PwC are now available.