Post-dated prescriptions (EPS)

Post-dated prescriptions (EPS)

A post-dated EPS prescription will be held locally within the clinical system and will automatically be sent to the pharmacy system on the specified date.

For such prescriptions:

  • the content of the prescription cannot be viewed by the pharmacy team meaning prior to the specified date, where the GP surgery is closed, and the patient asks the pharmacy team to check information relating to the prescription, this will not be possible; and
  • the medicine cannot be prepared in advance for patients.

Pharmacy teams may wish to work with their GPs to prevent issues. An alternative to use of post-dated EPS prescriptions may be use of eRD (electronic repeat dispensing).

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