Category Archives: Prescribing Systems & Processes

COVID-19 – NE&Y eRD Support Programme

The Primary Care team for NHS England & NHS Improvement in the North East and Yorkshire have set up an Electronic Repeat Dispesning (eRD) Support Programme to help implement national advice that “…to reduce footfall, GP practices should convert repeat prescribing to electronic repeat dispensing…” and that “…Practices must use the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and should aim to Continue Reading »

Managing Medicines for Adults receiving Community Social Care – Top Tips

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have collaborated to produce “Top tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community” – a resource for GPs and pharmacists, part of the Involved and informed: good community medicines support intiative to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving social care services Continue Reading »

EPS – Controlled Drugs Pilot

NHS Digital have started a pilot for prescribing Schedule 2 & 3 Controlled Drugs using the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). 10 GP practices  in Yorkshire, the North West and London can now send prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) electronically via the EPS . This includes all Schedule 2 and 3 CDs, except for instalment FP10MDA prescriptions. Continue Reading »

Reducing Medication-Related Harm

The Department of Health and Social Care have published a Short Life Working Group report on reducing medication-related harm. The report, which was informed by a review of the evidence on medication errors in England produced by the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU), makes recommendations for a programme of work to tackle medication error Continue Reading »