Nomination of patients (EPS)

Nomination of patients (EPS)

Nomination is a process that was introduced in Release 2 of EPS. It gives patients the option to choose, or ‘nominate’, a preferred dispensing contractor(s) to which their prescriptions can be sent electronically using the Electronic Prescription Service. This section of the site provides detailed guidance for contractors on this functionality.

The use of EPS Phase 4 enables use of EPS even for those patients who do not have or do not wish to have an EPS nomination. Nominated patients may also request Phase 4 prescriptions e.g. for urgent prescriptions which need dispensing even if their usual pharmacy is closed.





Related resources

Briefing 034/16: EPS nomination core principles

National nomination guidance (pdf)

Prescription direction

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