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Enabling EPS for your service

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is now available within primary and community care settings where an EPS approved prescribing system is in use, and FP10SS prescriptions are issued for dispensing by community pharmacies.

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is now available within primary and community care settings. 

Services who would like to enable EPS must ensure they fall into one of the approved care settings, have an EPS approved prescribing system in place and FP10SS prescriptions are issued for dispensing by community pharmacies. 

Examples of primary and community care settings who can use EPS include:

  • GP practices
  • child health services
  • community occupational therapy
  • community paediatric clinics
  • community palliative care
  • community physiotherapy 
  • community podiatry
  • community speech and language therapy
  • district nursing
  • intermediate care 
  • specialist nurses (for example, diabetes, heart failure, incontinence, tissue viability)
  • sexual health services
  • community mental health
  • urgent treatment centres
  • clinical assessment services
  • extended access hubs
  • GP out of hours

Care settings where EPS is not currently approved for use

EPS is not currently approved for use for dental prescribing, or within secondary care where hospital prescribing takes place, including

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    Outpatient prescribing with FP10HP prescriptions

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    homecare prescribing

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    Inpatient mental health care

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    in house secondary care prescribing

EPS approved prescribing systems

These systems are approved for prescribing via EPS. 

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    TPP - SystmOne

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    Emis - Emis Web

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    Microtest – Evolution (general practice only)

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    Vision – Vision (general practice only)

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    OneAdvanced – Adastra (urgent care only)

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    IC24 - Cleo (urgent care only)

How to enable EPS for your service

Services who wish to enable EPS must ensure they fall within the scope as set out above, and follow the relevant guidance pages

GP practices who have not yet enabled EPS

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Guidance for primary care and community care settings using TPP or EMIS

Guidance for urgent care settings using Adastra or IC24

Last edited: 1 September 2020 2:41 pm