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    • 20 MAR 19
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    Controlled Drug prescriptions (EPS)

    * Controlled Drug prescriptions to be included in Electronic Prescription Dispensing. (EPS)

    North Shore Surgery is due to go live with this update on 3rd April 2019.

    Benefits include:

    * Fewer patients with both paper and electronic prescriptions, making it easier for them as all their prescriptions can be sent electronically to their nominated pharmacy.
    * Sending more prescriptions electronically will reduce the administrative burden on both GP practice and pharmacy staff.
    * Prescriptions will be sent securely and electronically, and so can’t be lost or misplaced.
    * Being able to see everything that has been prescribed helps pharmacists make the right decisions to safely and effectively dispense the right drugs for patients.
    * Patients who had chosen not to use EPS because they still had paper prescriptions for controlled drugs can now benefit.
    * Patient safety is increased as errors are less likely.

    See the below link for further information.

    https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/controlled-drugs

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