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DH announce 33 PCTs to be added to EPS

5th September 2012

The Department of Health has announced that a further 33 primary care trusts have been approved to roll-out Release 2 of the Electronic Prescriptions Service.

It said the national EPS directions evaluation panel gave the go-ahead, raising the total number of PCTs with directions to 116. PCTs must apply for Secretary of State directions to roll out EPS R2, which allows GPs to sign a prescription electronically and send it directly to a nominated pharmacy. Some 283 general practices and more than 6,300 dispensing contractors are in a position to start using EPS R2.


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