Switch to a Boots pharmacy
You have the choice of which pharmacy you take your prescription to, or where your prescription is sent. Choosing or nominating a pharmacy works differently depending on which country you live. Scroll down for the specific information relating to the country that you require information.
The NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows most GPs in England to send prescriptions electronically to a designated pharmacy of your choice. With EPS, there's no paper prescriptions, so you won't have to worry about keeping track of bits of paper.
Step 1: Find which store you would like your prescription sent to
Your chosen pharmacy may be closest to your home or work, or you can check out if there are any midnight pharmacies or pharmacies with extended opening hours. Just choose the one that is most convenient for you.
Step 2: Contact Boots or your GP surgery to nominate your selected pharmacy
Tell the Boots pharmacy team that you'd like your prescriptions sent to your requested pharmacy (you can do this at any time, with or without a prescription), or let your GP surgery know which Boots pharmacy you'd like your prescriptions sent to.
Step 3: Whether it’s a one-off or a repeat prescription, it will be sent straight to Boots
Your prescription will be electronically sent directly to your chosen Boots pharmacy. We can let you know when it's ready to collect with our free text messaging service, or have it delivered using our Prescription Delivery Service.
If you still receive paper prescriptions from your GP, simply continue to take these to any Boots pharmacy.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) does not exist in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, but don't worry other options are available.
Find your most convenient store to take & collect your prescription.
This may be the closest store to your home or work, or check out where our midnight pharmacies or pharmacies with extended opening hours are. Whatever is most convenient for you. You can also check pharmacy stock online before going into store.
You can ask your GP surgery to make a note of the pharmacy of your choice. If you are in Scotland, speak to your surgery about the Medicines Care & Review Service where you can register with a pharmacy of your choice.