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EPS prescribing system specification

Provides the specification for the EPS prescribing system. This is being developed in the first instance to allow urgent and emergency care systems to generate EPS prescriptions, but could also be introduced to other settings. The specification documents below provide baseline functionality to which more functionality can be added within supplementary specifications.

Functional scope

The prescribing specification has been reduced to provide minimal functionality, ruling the following out of scope:

  • Repeat dispensing prescriptions
  • Repeat prescribing prescriptions
  • Delayed prescribing
  • Routine prescriptions
  • Nomination update
  • EPS release 1
  • Patient consent flags
  • Non nominated prescriptions
  • EPS implementation phase modes
  • Post-dated prescriptions
  • DMS 3.3.0 prescription messaging
  • Repeat lists
  • Cancellation on deduction
  • Personal administration
  • Protocol supply
  • Bulk signing
  • Single item cancellation

The functional requirements in scope are therefore;

  • Acute (one-off) prescriptions
  • Advanced electronic signatures
  • One-off nomination
  • Update of local patient demographic record with information from Spine Demographics
  • Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d)
  • Prescription cancellation
  • Prescription token printing
  • Reporting and information requirements.

Specification development

Some of the documents below are in draft form, are unapproved,  were published for consultation, or were published some time ago. These should not be used to develop against. 

Last edited: 12 October 2020 5:03 pm