Phase 4 of EPS allows prescriptions for patients without an EPS nomination to be signed, sent and processed electronically. NHS Digital will pilot Phase 4 at a small number of GP practices across England from November 2018.
The initial four practices will be followed by four more in December. An additional 11 GP practices will then join the pilot in January 2019.
Following a successful pilot, Phase 4 will be rolled out to all GP practices in England making EPS the default method for prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England.