Electronic notifications are sent automatically from pharmacies and are received by GP practices as a workflow task. Some GP systems can receive structured information, which means details can be added directly to a patient's GP record, without having to transcribe the information manually.
These electronic notifications are currently available for the urgent supply of medicines made as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) and pharmacy administered flu vaccinations.
The content of the electronic notification is based on the pharmacy information flows data standard developed in partnership with the PRSB. The PRSB worked with clinicians from across primary care to develop and endorse the standard which covers vaccinations, urgent supply of medicines and other community pharmacy services.
This system of electronic notifications is currently in use, or being developed for, the following systems:
- TPP SystmOne
- EMIS Web
- Sonar Informatics
- Pinnacle PharmOutcomes