TPP are pleased to announce that SystmOne has been granted full roll-out approval for the Electronic Prescription Service functionality (EPS Release 2, also known as EPS2). The functionality will be rolled out to an initial 50 sites with the remainder to follow.

EPS2 functionality allows patients to have their prescription sent directly to a nominated pharmacy of their choice. A patient can change their nominated pharmacy by contacting the pharmacy, GP practice, or request a paper prescription at any time. The ability to prescribe using electronic repeat dispensing is one of the major benefits of using EPS2. It allows a prescriber to generate multiple issues of a repeat prescription which are then sent electronically to the pharmacy, avoiding unnecessary visits to the practice.

Jenny MacDougall, Beacon Medical Practice, who have been one of the pilot sites for EPS2 said “We are very happy with the functionality. We got used to it quickly and take advantage of the benefits, including repeat dispensing. Our staff have found that is saves us a great deal of time”.

EPS2 functionality maximises the benefits of electronic prescribing, whilst avoiding major changes in workflow for clinicians and administration staff. Doctors can electronically sign any of the practice’s scripts in bulk from one screen, eliminating the old piles of paper prescriptions, and allowing clinicians to work more efficiently.