NHS Digital is asking community pharmacy team members to share their experience of using the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) by volunteering to take part with a short EPS interview. Such user feedback is essential to informing the future development of the system ahead of the planned launch of the next generation of EPS. PSNC and [...]
Over 80% of pharmacy organisations have now received the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) functionality for Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC). RTEC enables community pharmacy teams to automatically check if a patient holds a valid exemption reason for entitlement to free NHS prescriptions. If RTEC confirms that a patient holds a valid exemption reason, pharmacy [...]
PSNC has updated its Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) webpage and guidance. The updated webpage explains how the eRD process works and contains useful resources for pharmacy and general practice teams. The webpage also includes resources to support with the promotion of eRD to patients, a list of frequently asked questions and links to external resources [...]
The results of the Community Pharmacy IT Group’s (CP ITG’s) IT arrangements survey have now been published. Community pharmacy teams were asked to complete the survey between late 2021 and October 2022. The survey was designed to gather information on frontline pharmacy teams’ perspectives about community pharmacy IT and their pharmacies’ IT arrangements. Some of [...]
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Following its meeting on the 21st of September 2022, the Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG) has published its quarterly Pharmacy IT roundup for Autumn 2022. The roundup includes updates on: Current prioritisation by NHS IT policy makers and the CP ITG The progress made concerning pharmacy IT standards Upcoming events which pharmacy team members [...]