Patients can choose a pharmacy for their electronic prescriptions to be sent to. This is called a nomination.
Some patients use a Dispensing Appliance Contractor (DAC) for some of their items, so can also set a DAC nomination.
Patients registered with a dispensing practice who are eligible to use the practice dispensary may also be able to nominate the dispensary. (This is only possible if the practice uses EPS in their dispensary).
Once a patient has nominated a dispenser, this preference will be stored (on the NHS Spine) until the patient chooses to change or remove their nomination.
Patients who receive regular prescriptions and use the same pharmacy most of the time will see the most benefit, but nomination is suitable for almost all patients.