Patients who already have a nomination

More than 28 million patients already have a nomination. Their nomination will remain valid and nothing will change.

Patients who do not have a nomination

If a patient does not have a nomination, their prescription will be sent electronically. Your surgery will need to print a token and this must be given to the patient, the patient’s representative or their prescription collection service.

The token contains a unique barcode and patients will need to take it to a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor (DAC) of their choice in England. The electronic prescription will remain on the NHS Spine until dispensing staff scan the token to retrieve it and begin the dispensing process.

Tokens do not need a signature because the prescription is signed electronically.

Read more about EPS here.