National Launch of Electronic Prescription Service for Urgent Care
Patients in out of hours or urgent care settings such as walk-in centres, minor injuries units or using NHS 111 will be able to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a pharmacy rather than relying on paper prescriptions with the new Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
The roll out of the Electronic Prescription Service follows two successful pilots in London and the East Midlands where Advanced’s Adastra patient management system was deployed. FDB Multilex provides comprehensive medicine information that underpins the Adastra prescribing solution. FDB have worked with Advanced and NHS Digital throughout the pilot phase to ensure that the medicines reference data and prescribing solution fully meets the needs of NHS staff.
The pilots took place from December and the roll out has now commenced across the UK. The aim of the EPS is to help reduce NHS winter pressures by providing a faster, better and more efficient system for patients, doctors and pharmacists.
Darren Nichols, Managing Director at First Databank Europe Limited, commented:
“We are pleased that the pilots have been successful, and for the opportunity to work with Advanced and NHS Digital on this transformational project.
Our long-term relationships with solution providers such as Advanced help us deliver higher-value clinical decision support solutions that enhance EPMA (Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) functionality and help to improve patient safety.”
To find out more about the National EPS roll out please read the press release on the Advanced website.
Find out more about Multilex here.