Nominated Pharmacy

Have your prescription sent to a Boots pharmacy of your choice, close to where you live, work or shop

Managing your prescriptions

The NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows most GPs in England to send prescriptions instantly to a pharmacy of your choice. The EPS offers a flexible and convenient way to access your medicines. Instead of collecting your paper prescription from your GP, head straight to your preferred Boots pharmacy to pick up your medicines.

What is a nominated pharmacy?

To be able to use EPS, you’ll need to nominate a pharmacy that’s convenient for you. A nominated pharmacy simply means a pharmacy of your choice. This lets the NHS know where you’d like your electronic prescription to be sent to. There are over 2,300 Boots pharmacy stores in the UK, many of which offer late-night opening hours and we have midnight pharmacies too*. Collect your prescription at a time and place that suits you.

Apart from choosing your pharmacy, nothing else will change. Simply order your medicine in the same way you usually do. Your nominated Boots pharmacy will receive the prescription electronically from your GP, and then prepare it ready for you to collect. If you sign up for our Text Message Service we'll send you a ready to collect text to let you know when your prescription is ready and helpful text reminders when it's time to reorder. Our pharmacy team send texts in real-time, to help cut down on your waiting time in-store.

You can nominate any pharmacy that operates EPS, this doesn’t have to be a pharmacy near your GP practice. It’s only possible to nominate one pharmacy at a time. For those who receive regular prescriptions, it’s a great way to save time and avoid unnecessary trips to your GP.

How do I nominate a pharmacy?

Simply ask your GP or pop into your local Boots pharmacy and we’ll be happy to add your nominated pharmacy for you.

Benefits of the service

• Convenient: Have your prescription sent to a pharmacy of your choice

• Flexible: Many Boots pharmacies are open late and we have midnight pharmacies too*

• Accessible: Avoid unnecessary visits to your GP in between check-ups

*Collect your medicines during opening hours only at your chosen Boots pharmacy, subject to stock availability. Participating surgeries only.