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The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.
Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. They can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.
The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) combines electronic booking with a choice of place, date and time for first hospital or clinic appointments. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book it in the GP surgery at the point of referral, or later at home on the phone or online.
We're the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system. We're using digital technology to transform the NHS and social care.
Collecting data on health and care is an important part of our role in the health service. We collect and store some information from everyone's health and care records so that it can be used to run the health service, manage epidemics, plan for the future, and research health conditions, diseases and treatments. We always make sure data we collect is handled securely and in line with the law. We don't hold your medical records.Learn more about how we look after your information