Category Archives: Prescribing Systems & Processes

Help reduce repeat prescribing waste – Report via SIRMS

To make it easier to identify and investigate waste in the repeat prescription ordering process, we’ve added a specific field with a yes/no dropdown to SIRMS that will highlight where waste has occurred in repeat prescribing systems.

This will help us to run reports and investigate incidents relating to waste. We’ll look at all the incidents and where necessary put steps in place to prevent this happening again.

Model Repeat Prescribing System

Can we help you save staff time, save on your practice prescribing budget AND keep patients safer than ever?

Try out the new NECS Model Repeat Prescribing System from the Prescribing Processes workstream. This comprehensive resource is packed full of practical ideas, designed to help you and your practice develop robust, safe and efficient procedures. It brings together legislation and best practice for all aspects of repeat prescribing, while allowing for local flexibility based on the needs of your own patients and staff.

Electronic repeat dispensing toolkit

Electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) is an integral part of EPS, which offers many extra benefits over paper repeat dispensing and repeat prescribing.

NHS Digital have recently published an Electronic Repeat Dispensing Toolkit, available at which contains useful tools. You can also sign up for some eRD webinars to find out more. The toolkit includes an e-learning package, developed by NECS in conjunction with NHS Digital which can also be accessed through the NECS Medicines website.

Optimise Rx support information

Optimise Rx is a prescribing support software tool installed in a number of practices across the North East and Yorkshire & Humber . In this section we have included links to information and resources to support practices with this.