Prescriptions are Changing
NHS Prescriptions are going paperless
What does this mean for you?
You no longer have to visit the GP to pick up your paper prescription.
Your GP can electronically send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy, saving you time and hassle. (This service is known as the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.
Your medicines will be ready for you to collect or delivered straight to your door, at the usual time
Tell your local Day Lewis Pharmacy that you would like them to receive your prescriptions from your GP.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the NHS Electronic Prescription Service help me?
It will save you the time and hassle of collecting your paper prescription from your GP. This service is most useful if you have repeat prescriptions, or a one off prescription. It does not include private prescriptions.
How do I ensure receiving my medicines will not be disrupted?
Simply tell your Pharmacist you would like them to receive your prescription from your GP surgery.Alternatively, tell your GP that you would like them to send your prescription directly to us.
Will all prescriptions be going paperless in the future?
Yes, all GP surgeries will start to use the Electronic Prescription Service as soon as they are ready. It is a good idea to tell your surgery from now where you would like your prescription to be sent.
What are the benefits of this service?
Time saving: One less trip to make to the surgery.
Hassle free: It allows us more time to prepare your medicines, reducing your waiting time in the Pharmacy.
Confidential: Your GP will send us your prescription electronically. This process is safe and confidential.