Nominations should only be changed or removed at the request of the patient. A patient can choose to change their nomination at any time.
Prescribing and dispensing staff should be aware that changes of nomination will affect future prescriptions, as well as any other nominated EPS prescriptions on the spine which haven’t been downloaded by a pharmacy, or have previously been returned to spine by a pharmacy (i.e. with status ‘To be dispensed’ on the EPS Prescription Tracker). This applies to acute, repeat, and repeat dispensing prescriptions.
This applies to acute, repeat, and repeat dispensing prescriptions.
Phase 4 (non-nominated) prescriptions are not affected by nomination changes.
The EPS Prescription Tracker can be used by GP practices and pharmacies to check the status and location of any EPS prescription - searching for a particular prescription ID, or using the patient's NHS number.