EPS Factsheets (dispensing tokens and prescription tokens)


Paper copies of electronic prescriptions will always need to be made available, by the GP practice or the pharmacy, where necessary. Paper copies of electronic prescriptions are called ‘tokens’. They act as a hard copy of the details contained within the electronic prescription. There are two types of token, known as ‘prescription tokens’ and ‘dispensing tokens’.

The prescription token factsheet from HSCIC is available here.

The dispensing token factsheet from HSCIC is available here. 

HSCIC have produced a factsheet on electronic prescription dispensing which is available here.