GP practices wishing to go live with EPS should contact their CCG EPS lead in the first instance as the process is now managed locally.
Switching on EPS will enable patients with a nomination to have their prescriptions sent via EPS. Learn more about EPS for prescribers.
Depending on the prescribing system you use, prescriptions for patients without a nomination may also be sent via EPS Phase 4. Learn more about EPS (phase 4).
Dispensing practices: When you go live with EPS your dispensing patients’ prescriptions should continue to default to FP10s within your dispensing workflow. Your system supplier will be able to advise further detail on functionality. A prescription can still be issued via EPS for a dispensing patient if they request.
Activities to prepare for EPS
Engage with your CCG and system supplier to arrange a date for the practice to go live.
Your system supplier may be able to offer support on the go-live day or signpost you to their EPS training materials.
Business change sessions and training for teams can be carried out locally. Support materials are available below.
Ensure that local community pharmacies have been informed of the date of your practice go live. It’s recommended that a four-week notice period is given, but this is a local decision
On go-live day, follow your system supplier’s guidance and make sure your team know how to raise any queries via your CCG / local support, or with your system supplier.
Additional resources available to support business change