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Pharmacists share their views on EPS improvements

Urgent prescription alerts, managing patient requests for the one-off use of a pharmacy and automatic download of prescription requests were the top requirements

Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and patients, NHS Digital has said

NHS Digital seeks views on enhancing EPS

NHS Digital has launched a survey to learn how community pharmacy teams would like to see the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) enhanced

Carry on with setting EPS nominations says NHS Digital

Twenty million patients have now set an Electronic Prescription Service nomination in England, according to NHS Digital

EPS hits 1 million prescriptions a day milestone

A total 500 million electronic prescriptions have now been issued through the system.

Free EPS updates for all pharmacy staff

Free training sessions to help community pharmacy staff get the most out of the EPS are being offered by the HSCIC

Only 6 essential pharmacies given long NHS contracts

This news comes three months after the end of the previous EPS LPS scheme.

EPS change will reduce confusion for patients

Changes to EPS nomination will reduce confusion for patients who are struggling to understand the system, says Numark 

EPS making its mark in hospitals

There is a slow revolution taking place in the hospital sector. The introduction of electronicn prescribing and medicine administration systems looks set to reduce medication errors and improve operational efficiency. Patrick Grice looks at how this aspect of healthcare is developing

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Mike Smith puts the world to rights... One thing from the recent evaluation of the New Medicine Service has really grabbed my attention. According to the report, the pharmacies that recruited most people to the service had a culture of providing services to patients at the core of their business: they showed greater team cohesion and a clear ‘can do’ attitude. This got me wondering how some pharmacies do this better than others. There’s no doubt that some of the factors affecting delivery of the NMS are outside of a pharmacy team’s control. Staffing and resource issues can be a problem to the small independent, and conflicting business and organisational priorities can be more of an issue for the multiples. Some members of staff find it easier to talk to patients, giving them more chance of identifying the right people. Other pharmacies have closer working relationships with local GPs. I think that success with the NMS boils down to two main things – first, how proactively individual pharmacies adopt the idea, and second, how effectively we can prove that NMS can save the NHS money and enhance patient care.

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