When you order a prescription online, you can have your prescription sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This is called a nomination.
Once you nominate a pharmacy:
- you will no longer need to collect paper prescriptions from your GP surgery
- your nominated pharmacy will receive your prescriptions until you change or remove your nomination
- any outstanding prescriptions you have ordered may still arrive at your current nominated pharmacy
You can nominate a high street pharmacy in your NHS account, using the NHS App or the NHS website. A high street pharmacy is where you collect your medicines in person. They may also deliver to your home.
Online-only pharmacies send your medicines in the post. To nominate an online-only pharmacy, you must register with the pharmacy through their website or contact them. It’s not possible to nominate an online-only pharmacy in your NHS account.