Change to EPS cancellation process from 18th February 2016


Change to EPS cancellation process from 18th February 2016

January 26, 2016

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has announced that an alteration will be made on 18th February 2016 to the EPS prescriber cancellation process.

The cancellation process is currently used when a prescriber decides that they need to cancel an EPS prescription which they have issued, for example because of a decision to change the prescription to a different product. Prescriber cancellation is successful if the prescription has not been downloaded by a pharmacy. If it has been downloaded by the pharmacy then the prescriber will need to contact the pharmacy or patient.

Currently the pharmacy team may mark item(s) as Not Dispensed (ND) where needed. If the ND endorsement is used following a practice request for EPS cancellation, the GP system will not be updated to confirm successful cancellation.

From 18th February 18th 2016, a change to the EPS system means that where (1) a GP practice requests EPS cancellation of an item; and (2) the pharmacy team marks the item ND; then (3) the GP system will be updated to reflect the successful cancellation.

The change may improve the accuracy of the patient medical record within the prescribers’ system.

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