Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
NHS Digital is recommending the use of electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) to reduce workload and improve efficiency, particularly during the busy winter months. According to NHS Digital, GPs using EPS now send 50% of prescriptions this way but only just 12% are using eRD. NHS England says 80% of repeat prescriptions could be transferred to eRD, saving 2.7m GP practice hours nationally.
Tools & resources for pharmacies using eRD:
- Checklist of questions you must ask patients each time you dispense using eRD
- Maximising eRD toolkit
- E-learning package
- Electronic Repeat Dispensing Community Pharmacy Booklet revised Jan 2018
- Electronic Repeat Dispensing GP Practice Booklet revised Jan 2018
North Manchester pilot
The evaluation for the eRD pilot in North Manchester is now available.
Read the previous progress report.