Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC)

Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC) is a technical solution enabling the PMR system to automatically find out whether a patient has a known exemption that can auto-apply to their EPS prescription. If the PMR system confirms an exemption, the EPS prescription is auto-flagged as exempt so that the patient won’t need to make a written exemption status declaration. If the system cannot identify an exemption the pharmacy team and the patient will use the usual process.

Community Pharmacy England recommends contractors register for RTEC using the guidance set out in their website on the link below.

See PSNC’s RTEC webpage