Direct Delivery of scripts to Chemist

  • Home Delivery

  • No Signatures

  • No Faxes

Set Up 

Your practice will need to be enabled for e-prescriptions

 Add the chemists who can accept scripts electronically to your contacts list

  • The Chemist Name is entered under Organisation

  • Enter a work address

  • Enter the Healthlink EDI in contacts

Specify the patient’s chemist 

  • Use the Direct Delivery link on the script writer 
  • Alternatively create a new Relationship for type Chemist  in the Patients Details screen
The Chemist you select from your Contacts list must have a HealthLink EDI and have been approved by the MOH for this service. 



Create a prescription with the scriptwriter or from the Regular Medications list

When printing your scripts

You will be given an option for each item

  • Send the script item by Healthlink (on the right side)
  • print the script item (on the left side)

(If patients need to collect their medications immediately – Print those items and hand the script to the patient)

n.b. Controlled drugs will still require a printed script 



  • A dialog box will confirm creation of the message
  • You can track the delivery and acknowledgement of the message in your message log




Unsigned Prescriptions (NZePS only) The Director General of Health has approved a waiver under Regulation 43 of the Medicines Regulations 1984 for unsigned prescriptions to be recognised as legal prescriptions. This can only apply when strict criteria are met. The prescription must have a unique barcode and be both: (a) electronically generated by a prescriber from an approved electronic system integrated with the NZePS; and (b) dispensed via a pharmacy dispensing system that electronically matches the barcode stored in the NZePS broker. Note: this doesn’t apply to controlled drugs which are governed by different legislation. The use of the waiver requires approval by the Ministry before implementation, to ensure that any processes fully comply with the legislation and maintain patient safety and confidentiality