Category Archives: Resources

Unblocking EPS2

Are you struggling to send some prescriptions by EPS2? The NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) is the standard for transferring medicine and medical device information between clinical systems and is required for all EPS2 prescribing. Some entries in the prescribing databases used by GP clinical systems cannot be directly matched to a unique dm+d code – Continue Reading »

DDES CCG have been working with NECS MO, NECS Business Change & Benefits and NHS Digital to develop resources to support preparation for, implementation of and growth in electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). The first tranche of support materials are now ready for use. The pack includes: a presentation, outlining background and benefits, with advice on process and practical Continue Reading »

Quinine – QT prolongation risk & interactions

Despite repeated warnings about an unfavourable balance between risks and benefits, prescribing of quinine salts in NECS stakeholder CCGs has remained remarkably constant in recent years. The MHRA have issued a reminder about the potential for quinine to effect the QT interval,  along with updated information about interactions – particularly with anticonvulsant drugs. Advice for healthcare professionals: be Continue Reading »