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EPS to be piloted in urgent care settings


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EPS to be piloted in urgent care settings

NHS Digital and partners will shortly begin trialling use of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) by prescribers in urgent care settings.

A pilot will take place for selected users of the Adastra system, the clinical software used in many urgent care settings. Care settings will include NHS 111, GP out of hours services, clinical assessment services (CAS), walk-in centres, minor injuries units and urgent care centres. Prescribers within the pilot sites will be able to use EPS to prescribe medicines in the same way as EPS prescriptions are currently issued by GP practices. As patients can get their prescriptions dispensed from any NHS community pharmacy in the country, all pharmacy staff (including locums) should familiarise themselves with the details of the pilot.