Managing the Christmas prescription workload with eRD

The Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) function within the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows prescribers to authorise and issue a batch of repeatable prescriptions for up to 12 months with just one digital signature. GP practices using EPS are on average sending over half of their prescriptions electronically, but eRD makes up less than 12% of these. Read the NHS England guidance about eRD. If you’d like to find out more about eRD, download the Maximising eRD toolkit or register for a webinar to understand patient consent, cancellation and prescription synching, as well how to identify suitable patients.