Early findings: the experience of General Practitioners (GPs), Community Pharmacists (CPs) and patients who use electronic repeat prescriptions (eRD) in Wessex

Category: Digital Transformation, New Care Models, Outcome Measures, Real World Validation

Date: 2017

Repeat prescriptions constitute nearly 80% of NHS medicine costs for primary care, involving substantial time and management in being processed (NHS England 2015). Electronic Repeat Dispensing involves the collection of all eRD prescriptions on the NHS Spine. The prescriptions are then sent to the patient’s chosen pharmacy according to the specified intervals provided by the prescriber. It is estimated that up to 80% of all repeat prescriptions can be changed to eRD.  This poster highlights an exploratory study of the views and experiences of GPs, CPs and people who use eRD services in Wessex.

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