Electronic Prescription Service
Castlegate Surgery can now use the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and we expect Derwent House Surgery to start using it quite soon. Some GPs in Cumbria have offered this service for a while and over time they all will. It means that your prescription will be transmitted electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. We have found that those patients whose surgery uses EPS generally receive their medication quicker than waiting for a paper prescription to be produced.
We have a link to the official website of the Electronic Prescription Service if you would like more information
We cannot stress enough the element of choice. Firstly you can choose whether you even want to use the service and even if you do you can still ask for a paper prescription at any time. Secondly you have to choose where you want your prescription to be sent. You cannot be told by a pharmacy or a GP surgery, where it is going, it is up to you.
If you are happy for us to continue to dispense your electronic prescription or would like to use our service then we have a form available for you to sign either in the shop or you can follow this link to print a form and hand it in to us. Each family member has to nominate their chosen pharmacy, so please contact us, or call in if you need more forms.