The benefits of EPS are that:
- prescribers can process prescriptions more efficiently and spend less time dealing with prescription queries
- dispensers can reduce use of paper, have improved stock control, and provide a more efficient service to patients
- patients can collect repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy without visiting their GP, and won't have a paper prescription to lose
Find out about the benefits of EPS for prescribers and dispensers.
If you're a patient, you can find more about electronic prescriptions on the NHS.UK website.
EPS benefits estimator
The data used to develop the EPS benefits estimator was collected when EPS prescriptions were generated by prescribers in GP practices only. EPS is now used in additional care settings, such as integrated urgent care.
Because the processes for generating and dispensing integrated urgent care prescriptions can be different, the EPS benefits estimator is no longer available as a direct resource on our website.
Please contact your local NHS Digital implementation and business change team to understand the benefits for your care settings - email@example.com