Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions (ETP)
The way the NHS provides prescriptions to patients will be changing soon. In the near future, patients will have their prescription created and sent electronically directly from their GP to their ‘nominated’ pharmacy where they wish to receive their medication or appliance from.
There will be a transition period where both paper and electronic versions will be created simultaneously so that the systems that handle the ETP versions have time to settle in and become the single standard means of issue.
We are asking our regular customers to sign a Nomination Form that will allow us to obtain your electronic prescription from your surgery when the NHS Electronic Prescription Service comes into effect.
You will normally be asked to nominate just one pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to and dispensed rather than a variety of pharmacies.
WellCare Pharmacy is already equipped with computers and systems that are capable of handling electronic prescriptions.When visiting a pharmacy or your surgery keep an eye out for the symbol shown in the image on the right, which identifies where the NHS Electronic Prescription Service is being used.