Nominate or Switch to a Boots Pharmacy

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

What is a nominated pharmacy?

A nominated pharmacy simply means a pharmacy of your choice. This lets the NHS (England, Scotland, Wales) or HSC (Northern Ireland) know where you’d like your prescription to be sent to. Your nominated Boots pharmacy will receive the prescription directly from your GP and then prepare it ready for you to collect.

 

Benefits of the service
  • Convenient: Collect your prescription at a time and place that suits you. Have your prescription sent to a pharmacy of your choice
  • Flexible: We have over 2,300 Boots pharmacies including our midnight pharmacies* and over 1,200 stores open on a Sunday find your closest one here.
  • Accessible: Avoid unnecessary visits to your GP in between check-ups
  • Helpful: Sign up to our Text Message Service next time you are in store and we'll send you a text to let you know when your prescription is ready to collect, pop in at your convenience. 


How do I nominate a Boots pharmacy or switch my nominated pharmacy?
England

The NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows most GPs in England to send prescriptions electronically to a designated pharmacy of your choice. You can nominate a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions via the EPS in a pharmacy of your choice, at your GP surgery or you can select a pharmacy of your choice online . You can nominate any pharmacy that operates EPS, this doesn’t have to be a pharmacy near your GP practice and you can switch to a different pharmacy at any time. If you would like to know more about EPS and how easy it is to switch to Boots please click here.

Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) does not exist in these countries, but you can  ask your GP surgery to make a note of the pharmacy of your choice or pop into a Boots pharmacy near your GP surgery at their discretion. If you are in Scotland speak to your surgery about Medicines Care & Review Service where you can registered with a pharmacy of your choice. 

*Collect your medicines during opening hours, subject to stock availability.