Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service will allow prescriptions to be sent electronically from the GP surgery to the pharmacy and then on to NHS Prescription Services for payment.
The release two part of the service will support the use of advanced electronic signatures, e-repeat dispensing, patient nomination of their selected pharmacy, the cancellation of e-prescriptions, and the submission of prescriptions electronically to the NHS Prescription Service.
Most pharmacy PMR systems are now accredited for Release 2 and pharmacies that have Release 2 systems can start to collect patient nominations. The rate of deployment is expected to accelerate in the coming months. Every pharmacy contractor will need to consider their individual circumstances and carefully weigh up benefits, risks, opportunities and costs to determine the optimal time to upgrade.
Contractors are advised to be ready for EPS Release 2 as there are gp practices going live in the area.
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