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Introducing digital prescribing in hospitals

Hospitals across England will receive a share of nearly £16 million to introduce electronic prescriptions.

Patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic hospital patient records as 16 trusts across England receive a share of nearly £16 million to introduce e-prescribing. These complete, single electronic records have helped improve patient safety across the NHS and save staff time, which they can spend on patients. Instead of relying on handwritten notes and paper medicine charts, staff can now quickly access potentially life-saving information on prescribed medicines and patient history. This can also reduce medication errors by up to 30% when compared with the old paper systems.