Electronic Prescription Service
Watch this brief video clip for an overview of the Electronic Prescription Service in action:
(video from NHS publicity source)

The Goldchem Pharmacy now offers the Electronic Prescription Service to the local community of Southsea and Portsmouth
- a new and convenient way for you to obtain your prescription items being introduced by the NHS.

This means that you are now able to nominate the Pharmacy as the point of collection for your prescription items without a visit to your GP, who will have sent your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy to prepare and have ready for you.

The Service may be particularly useful to you if you have a long-term health condition and regularly receive repeat prescriptions as it should mean that you don't have to wait so long to receive your items.


Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you...
- don't want to go to your GPs' surgery every time to collect your repeat prescription
- generally collect your medicine from the same pharmacy every time
- use a prescription collection service at the moment

No, if you ...
- don't get prescriptions very often
- collect your medicines from different places
- travel or work away from home much of the time


How do I use the Electronic Prescription Service?
You need to choose, that is to 'nominate' a place for your GPs' surgery to electronically send your prescription to.
You can choose either a pharmacy, such as The Goldchem Pharmacy, or a dispensing appliance contractor, such as Walton Surgical Appliances.


electronic prescriptionWhat happens once I have nominated The Goldchem Pharmacy?

Your GP will send all your future prescriptions to us electronically so that we can have your medicines ready for you to collect when you call in. If you change your mind and you want to return to using paper prescriptions, you can cancel your choice at any time by giving a short period of notice.

Is the Electronic Prescription Service reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes of course! Your electronic prescription will be seen only by the same people in your GPs' surgery, in your Pharmacy and by the NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescriptions at the moment.

More information?

If you are still unclear about how this new, efficient service may be of benefit to you, or you want to know more about whether you should choose it or remain with your current prescription arrangements, please speak to one of our staff in the Pharmacy or use our online 'Ask The Pharmacist' service.