EPS2 continues to roll out across Derby and Derbyshire and it seems that not all contractors have access to all the information. Up to date status information on live and planned GP practices to go live is available to download from HSCIC via their website here.
If you require tokens, send a letter headed fax to Derwent Logistics on 01332 622422 or they can be contacted via phone on 01332 622450. For smartcards contact: Registration.Authority@nhs.net or phone 03001231020 Option 4.
Further information can be found on the PSNC website: http://psnc.org.uk/dispensing-supply/eps/deploying-eps-release-2/ and the HSCIC website: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/dispensing
IS YOUR PHARMACY OR LOCAL PRACTICE BEING TARGETED BY UNWELCOME MAILSHOTS?
The LPC has received reports that surgeries have been concerned that their practice name has been used in mail-shots from a distant internet pharmacy and that patients have been upset.
The LPC believes that patients should be able to make choices based on comprehensive information about EPSr2 and the services that they can receive from their local community pharmacy. To support contractors with this, two leaflets are being made available by the LPC:
For a Derby City leaflet click here
If your pharmacy is in Derbyshire County, click here for a leaflet
The leaflets have a space for your pharmacy address stamp so that they can be ‘personalised’.