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This is a letter from Susan Grieve, Principal Pharmacist, Department of Health and Tim Donohoe, Director of Programmes and Operations, NHS Connecting for Health.
It provides an update on the process for PCTs to be listed in the EPS Authorisation Directions. It sets out the reasons for why no further PCTs (in addition to the 83 that will be listed from 1 May 2011) will be added to the Directions at this stage. DH is considering options available to ensure the EPS continues to be deployed, and the future process will be published as soon as appropriate, in light of system supplier availability and deployment rate.
Issued 2 December 2009
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Authorisation Directions 2008 as amended