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Prescribing and dispensing systems send and receive Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) messages via the central NHS Spine. Prescription information is linked with a patient's NHS Number, but also various unique identifiers linking the prescription with electronic dispensing and endorsement messages. These are received by the NHS BSA for prescription reimbursement processes.
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.
A guide through the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) integration resources available on this site, including compliance specification, Message Implementation Manual (MIM) and connecting to a Spine environment.
This API does not expose actual medication names, quantities or dosages, so it does not meet the primary needs that patient facing applications need with prescribed and dispensed medication data. There is no way to link a repeat prescription request with the resulting Prescription ID’s.