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Roll out of Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Phase 4

 

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Roll out of Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Phase 4

Phase 4 allows the EPS to be used for patients without a pharmacy nomination. All GP practices using EPS with TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web will have Phase 4 enabled between Monday 7 and Friday 11 September 2020.

For most practices, the move requires minimal action, but teams should consult the support materials and readiness checklist. Phase 4 significantly reduces the need to hand sign prescriptions and deal with lost prescriptions. GP practices and pharmacies will also be able to track the status of more prescriptions using the EPS Prescription Tracker. Using EPS with a nomination is still the preferred and most efficient option, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so please continue to encourage your patients to nominate. EPS Phase 4 is not currently available in the Vision or Microtest systems.