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Expansion of electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will support the hundreds of GPs and pharmacies still to make the move to electronic prescribing.

There has already been growth in the use and availability of electronic prescribing by a majority of GP surgeries, from less than 1% in June 2010 to 63% in June 2018. More than 6,000 GPs are already able to upload prescriptions electronically, which can be downloaded by a pharmacist, saving time for staff and patients.

Changes to the regulations will be made later this year to expand electronic prescribing for nearly all prescriptions.