Cegedim users are experiencing further EPS disruption, following a "major incident" reported by the provider this afternoon (June 23).
Earlier this month, Cegedim users reported a 24-hour EPS outage, which left many with a back-log of prescriptions they were unable to download.
Doncaster contractor David Sharp told C+D he is concerned about the "knock-on" effect of the latest outage.
It could result in his pharmacy's delivery driver "thrown out [of sync]", and patients left "without their medicines for the weekend", he said.
Cegedim suspects flooding
Cegedim confirmed that the service is currently down. Sales and marketing manager Clive Eckett said the company believes this could be a result of flooding in the London area – where its data centre is based.
"We are now working with our production supplier to get the N3 connections working and we will continue to give our customers updates," Mr Eckett told C+D.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is on standby and the recovery process is "a lot quicker" than it has been in the past, he added.