Dispensing Medicines


Dispensing Medicines

Pharmacies are required to maintain a record of all medicines dispensed, and also keep records of any interventions made which they judge to be significant.The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is also being implemented as part of the dispensing service.

Service Specification

Click on the link below to download the Service Specification for Essential Service 1 – Dispensing:

Dispensing Service Specification


Please visit PSNC for more information on the following related resources:

Pandemic Treatment Protocols

Distribution of the British National Formulary (BNF) – NICE

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

Equality Act 2010 guidance

Price Concessions and NCSO

Problems obtaining a generic medicine?


PSNC’s Dispensing Controlled Drugs (CDs) webinar for community pharmacy teams is now available to watch on-demand. The webinar talked attendees through prescribing rights for CDs, types of CD prescriptions (including EPS), instalment dispensing, and common endorsing errors.

Watch the webinar