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Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from prescribers to dispensers.

About 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

The benefits of EPS are that:

  • 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

Find out about the benefits of EPS for prescribers and dispensers.

If you're a patient, you can find more about electronic prescriptions on the NHS.UK website.


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Contact details

Electronic Prescription Service
Email: [email protected]

Further information

internal About the EPS Prescription Tracker

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Prescription Tracker allows staff working at prescribing and dispensing sites to check the status of a prescription.

internal Electronic Prescription Service – Phase 4

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Phase 4 enables EPS to become the default for prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England

internal Statistics

Download the latest statistics, GP planned go-lives and more

internal Deployment and utilisation hub

We're responsible for recording data related to the deployment of systems and services across health and social care systems in England. You'll find links to management information dashboards containing this data.

internal Dispensing system performance data by supplier

NHS Digital has been working with pharmaceutical dispensing system suppliers to make their Electronic Prescription Service more transparent and allow contractors to make informed decisions.

internal Enabling EPS for your service

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is now available within primary and community care settings where an EPS approved prescribing system is in use, and FP10S prescriptions are issued for dispensing by community pharmacies.

Last edited: 15 May 2023 3:56 pm