The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows prescribers in integrated urgent care settings to send electronic prescriptions to community pharmacies, removing the need for paper prescriptions.
This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and saves time when medication is required urgently.
The EPS system available in integrated urgent care is a simplified version of that used in primary care. The following functions are not available:
- repeat prescribing and electronic repeat dispensing (eRD)
- post-dating prescriptions
- ability to change the patient's nomination
- prescription token printing
- item level cancellation
Following a successful pilot, EPS is being rolled out to integrated urgent care providers using the Advanced Adastra system from April 2018. Read more about the roll out.
Integrated urgent care includes NHS 111, GP out of hours, Clinical Assessment Services (CAS), Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Urgent Care Centres.