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EPS: Guidance for developers

We've published a range of developer guides and materials for the Electronic Prescription Service, including information on apps, identifiers, APIs and service integration.

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Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API

Access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - the national service used to send electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

Electronic Prescription Service - HL7 V3 API

Access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to send prescriptions from prescribers such as GPs to dispensers such as pharmacies using our HL7 V3 API. This is now deprecated.

Electronic Prescription Service Tracker - REST API

Track a patient’s prescriptions using our Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Tracker API.

EPS Dispensers Directory of Service API

API providing information about EPS dispensing services, and includes search functionality which lists dispensers who should be able to provide dispensing services for a patient with a given location and urgency.

EPS prescribing system specification

EPS prescribing system provides the specification for a minimal EPS prescribing system.

EPS requirements

We have requirements for prescribing and dispensing systems integrating with the Electronic Prescription Service.


Guidance for developers: ideas for using the prescription tracker API

Find out how the prescription tracker API could be used, including ideas for using it in prescribing and dispensing systems.