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.
The prescribing specification has been reduced to provide minimal functionality, ruling the following out of scope:
Repeat dispensing prescriptions
Repeat prescribing prescriptions
EPS release 1
Patient consent flags
Non nominated prescriptions
EPS implementation phase modes
DMS 3.3.0 prescription messaging
Cancellation on deduction
Single item cancellation
The functional requirements in scope are therefore;
Acute (one-off) prescriptions
Advanced electronic signatures
Update of local patient demographic record with information from Spine Demographics
Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d)
Prescription token printing
Reporting and information requirements.
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.