Guidance

Electronic Prescription Service Authorisation Directions resumed

The process for listing PCTs in the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Authorisation Directions 2008 as amended has restarted.

Documents

Restarting SHA process for PCTs to be listed in the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Authorisation Directions 2008 as amended

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Annex A Recommendation for PCT to be specified in the Electronic Prescription Service Authorisation Directions

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Annex B Timetable for SHAs to request for PCT(s) to be included in the EPS Authorisation Secretary of State Directions

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Detail

A letter and supporting documents from Susan Grieve, Principal Pharmacist, and Ian Lowry, Director of National Applications, sets out the process that SHAs need to follow to request Secretary of State Directions for PCTs.

EPS will allow a patient’s prescription to be sent electronically from their GP to a pharmacy. Patients can nominate a preferred pharmacy. Dispensers will be able to submit reimbursement claims electronically.