With the vast amount of prescriptions issued each day across the whole of the UK it has become necessary to introduce the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), this allowing pharmacies to cope with the huge volume of prescriptions that is set to rise by at least 5% each year.
The EPS will allow for a massive reduction in paper prescriptions which will have a knock on effect with the patients, freeing them of long waiting times in the pharmacy, reducing GP visits for repeat prescriptions and giving patients the opportunity to choose which pharmacy they wish to collect their prescription from.
The EPS system will allow each pharmacist more time to dedicate to the welfare of the patient.
NHS BSA EPS/eRD webpage
Click here to be redirected to the NHS BSA EPS/eRD webpage.
You can scroll down and select topics, to see resources including promotional posters etc.
By searching EPS dashboards it will take you to a list, scroll down and you will find both dispensing and prescribing dashboards.
Useful Links – EPS
EPS, Implementation and Business Change, NHS Digital:
General enquiries: 0300 303 5678 – email@example.com
Link to EPS front page http://systems.digital.nhs.uk/eps Links at the bottom of the page are useful.
http://systems.digital.nhs.uk/eps/gppractice has FAQs at the bottom of the page.
http://systems.digital.nhs.uk/eps/dispensing Similar for Pharmacy staff
http://systems.digital.nhs.uk/eps/dispensing has many links around responsibilities and the activities that should take place for a go live.