If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).
eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don’t need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.
eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they’ll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.
Using eRD you can:
- save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
- order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
- pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
- spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
- save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy
For more information about eRD and how it works, ask at your GP surgery or pharmacy, or visit the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/eRD
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from [go live date]
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
DERBYSHIRE SELF CARE POLICY
Derbyshire’s self-care policy marks the beginning of what will be a sustained campaign across the County to raise awareness of the importance of self-care.
Patient notice boards and information screens in GP practices and pharmacies as well as websites, social media and other channels will be used to share advice and support as part of a move towards helping people to self-care.
“Our commitment as clinicians is to only use the prescribing budget for medicines and products which have a clear evidence base of working for most patients. We will support patients to improve their understanding about medicines and how to look after themselves better and work with other healthcare staff to help raise awareness of self-care.”
Some items which can be purchased over the counter will no longer be available on prescription.
You can order your repeat prescription by telephone, just call TEL: 01246 588 860 between 9am – 4pm on Monday to Friday (subject to change and excludes bank holidays). Please ensure you know exactly the medication you are needing to order.