EPS Phase 4 rollout begins with TPP SystmOne GP system

EPS Phase 4 rollout begins with TPP SystmOne GP system

November 18, 2019

From today (18th November) EPS Phase 4 will begin rolling out to more GP practices using the TPP SystmOne GP system. All community pharmacy teams should therefore be aware that they may receive EPS Phase 4 tokens to process.

Full rollout for TPP SystmOne GP system practices will take place in the coming weeks and months on a location by location basis. Areas going live this year include parts of London, Gloucestershire and Greater Huddersfield.

Rollout dates for EMIS, Microtest and Vision GP practices will be finalised later. Specific dates will be made available on NHS Digital’s EPS Phase 4 deployment schedule webpage.

The start of the national rollout follows a successful pilot which tested the functionality in all four GP prescribing systems. The pilot began in November 2018 and involved 60 GP practices across England.

Under EPS Phase 4, patients can choose to take their token to any pharmacy in England. If you receive a Phase 4 token, simply scan the barcode and dispense it as you would any other electronic prescription.

As with all EPS prescriptions, dispense notifications and endorsements need to be added to the electronic prescription using your pharmacy system. Endorsements written or printed onto any type of EPS token will not be processed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

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Refresh your EPS Phase 4 knowledge with PSNC’s top tips for processing Phase 4 prescriptions and learn more on our dedicated Phase 4 webpage.

 

 



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