Electronic Prescribing – a new way to pick up your medicines

Haxby Group patients in York and Hull can pick up their medication straight from their chosen pharmacy, thanks to the launch of electronic prescribing.

The new NHS Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) can send prescriptions direct to your chosen pharmacy.

We already have EPS in Hull and from June 14 it will also be available in York. If  you collect your repeat prescriptions from your Haxby Group surgery, you will not have to visit the surgery to pick up your paper prescriptions. Instead, the surgery can send it electronically to the pharmacy you choose, giving you more choice about where to collect your medicines.

Dr James Read said: “This is really good news for patients – not only can people order their prescriptions online, they can have them sent direct to their chosen pharmacy – this is much better for patients and will free up staff time to help other patients coming into the surgeries. All patients need to do is ask their pharmacy to sign them up. Our patients who use the dispensary at Poppleton and Stockton-on-the-Forest can continue to do so without any changes.”

 

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