Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) enables prescriptions to be sent electronically from the GP practice to the pharmacy and then on to the Pricing Authority for payment.
It has been deployed through two key releases. Release 1 (R1) in which the barcoded paper prescription form remains the legal prescription.
Release 2 which supports the transmission of electronic prescriptions; eRD (Electronic Repeat Dispensing); patient nomination of their selected pharmacy; GP cancellation of e-prescriptions; and the electronic submission of reimbursement claims to the Pricing Authority. Currently, prescriber’s can only issue an electronic NHS prescription where it is being sent electronically to a patient’s nominated pharmacy.
Please click here to visit PSNC for more info on the following:
- NHS oversight of EPS system
- Preparing/enhancing EPS
- Dispensing & Supply (EPS)
- EPS/IT contingency planning
- EPS submission
- Real-time Exemption Checking (RTEC)
- Smartcards (or click here to access COVID-19 updates on multi sites & SCR)
- Funding and allowances
- System suppliers
- Phase 4: rollout plans and tips for usage (or click here to access COVID-19 updates on roll outs, one off nominations, remote use & tracking prescriptions)
Please Note: It is important that when using EPS Tracker to search for a Phase 4 prescription that you ensure that the ‘my site’ box is not ticked when searching by NHS number
Virtual outcomes training:
Click here to log in to Virtual Outcomes and complete the following training course: Electronic Prescription Service Release 4 and eRD