Category Archives: Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees

Prevention of Future Death Notice – the EPS system does not highlight urgent prescriptions to pharmacies

  “The EPS system does NOT allow urgent prescriptions to be highlighted to the receiving pharmacy when sent from a GP system.” This applies to all current pharmacy software. Following a Coroner’s inquest in Nottingham, the Superintendent Pharmacist for Well Pharmacy has circulated a Prevention of Future Death notice  to alert prescribers to potentially serious consequences of shortcomings Continue Reading »

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.

Summary of NICE Quality Standards relating to medicines: January 2016

QS112 Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children and young people Infants with frequent regurgitation associated with marked distress have a trial of alginate therapy if first‑line management is unsuccessful. Infants and children are not prescribed acid‑suppressing drugs if visible regurgitation is an isolated symptom. Infants, children and young people are not prescribed domperidone, metoclopramide or erythromycin to manage gastro‑oesophageal reflux (GOR) Continue Reading »