Phase 4 - Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)


EPS Phase 4 functionality is currently being tested in all clinical systems.  When available the update will occur automatically and there is nothing for practices to do beyond informing prescribing staff about this change: it will simply happen.  As a reminder, Phase 4 will default all 'non-nominated' prescriptions to be signed electronically.  The patient will get a paper token to take to the pharmacy of their choice, which will request the prescription from the spine by scanning the token barcode.


More information can be found on the NHS Digital website which is located here:  https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/phase-4/prescriber-information


For further information contact Todd Davidson


Updated: 4 March 2020