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Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) Data
Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with prescribing and medicines data from up to 64 NHS hospitals using the Cerner and WellSky EPMA systems, to support COVID-19 analysis, planning and research activity.
The prescribing and medicines data is required by NHS Digital to support vital analysis, linkage and sharing of data including for:
COVID-19 medicines research
the monitoring of data prescribed for COVID-19 patients
the monitoring of prescribing patterns before, during and after COVID-19.
Scope of the collection
This Notice is served on:
the NHS hospitals in England using the Cerner or WellSky EPMA systems which have agreed to participate in the collection.
Legal basis for provision of data
NHS Digital has been directed by the Secretary of State under section 254 of the Act to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of the information specified for this service.