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GP practices helped to identify patients eligible for electronic repeat dispensing

 

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GP practices helped to identify patients eligible for electronic repeat dispensing

To help support the response to COVID-19, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) is introducing a system to automatically identify patients that may be eligible for electronic repeat dispensing (eRD).

Using eRD has many benefits including reducing footfall in GP practices and pharmacies, reducing workload and allowing for better management of the supply chain. Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has worked with the NHS BSA to develop a process that would provide GP practices with the NHS number for certain patients that have had the same medicines dispensed to them for the previous 12 months.