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Previously patients could only take an electronic prescription to a nominated pharmacy
A pilot of the electronic prescription service (EPS) Phase 4 has been rolled out in eight GP practices in Greater Manchester, Essex, south-east...
18/12/2018 6
Oral liquid methadone with a packaged dose endorsement will still require a paper prescription
The pilot to enable GP practices to prescribe schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs through the electronic prescription service (EPS) went live on...
05/10/2018 8
Pharmacies in England administered more than 1.3 million vaccinations last season (Credit: PSNC)
NHS Digital is working on a “digital solution to transfer flu vaccine information from pharmacies to GP practices”, the project’s clinical lead...
01/06/2018 3
At NHS Digital, we believe that digitising the prescribing and distribution of medicines has enormous potential to improve patient care, increase...
30/04/2018 9
Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa can do many things, including laughing randomly, which is sure to freak people out. Each week, the company sends out...
21/03/2018 6
If the pilot is successful, EPS will be rolled out across urgent care settings nationally
An EPS pilot will take place “for selected users” of Adastra – the clinical software used in “many urgent care settings” –“ shortly”, the...
28/11/2017 13
The pilot will enable the five practices to prescribe schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs through the electronic prescription service (EPS), NHS...
04/10/2017 3
Mohammed Hussain: Current pharmacy access to SCR is a blunt instrument
Mohammed Hussain said he could “guarantee” that “version 2.0 [of SCR] will be much better”, enabling pharmacists to do “much more”. Mr Hussain was...
16/05/2017 13
Ash Soni: Why are pharmacists scrutinised more than GP reception staff?
C+D reported on a study last month by consultancy company Accenture which suggested that personal medical information is "most likely" to be stolen...
15/05/2017 2
When the NHS introduced an electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) service for primary care in England back in 2009, it hoped to streamline management of...
03/03/2017 16

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