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Nearly one billion items dispensed by the Electronic Prescription Service in 2021-22

Electronic prescriptions reach one billion a year

Wednesday 8 February 2023

The Electronic Prescription Service is now the default method for prescribing and dispensing prescriptions in primary care in England, with almost one billion prescription items dispensed electronically in the last 12 months.

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NHS App hits over 30 million sign-ups

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Over seven million new sign-ups to the NHS App in 2022 as registered users top 30 million. New features added last year will enable users to receive notifications from their GPs and view and manage their hospital appointments, with healthcare information now at their fingertips.