Future plans for EPS

Future plans for EPS

    • Full EPS (Phase 4)
    • System supplier enhancements – There is great flexibility for suppliers to be able to continue developing their systems to support their pharmacy clients.
    • Contributing ideas regarding Smartcards / access control future – Pilots are in progress in whch tablets are being used for SCR access without the need for Smartcards
    • Non-NHS RAs – Following a change to policy to permit non-NHS organisations to host Registration Authorities (RA) for the issue of smartcards, information and guidance is expected to be issued shortly by the HSCIC to invite organisations to apply to become a pilot RA.
    • Online repeat prescription ordering
    • ‘Spine2’ developments – The Spine was brought under HSCIC control back in 2014, and since then there has been increased flexibility for changes with EPS functionality. Since the transition to Spine 2, system suppliers have had the opportunity to introduce claim amend and positive acknowledgements.


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