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Mo’s Medicines - Electronic Repeat Dispensing

This is the third in the 'Meet Mo' campaign series. This video sees Mo join electronic repeat dispensing which cuts time for Mo, Mo's GP and pharmacist. General Practice is under considerable demand, and repeat prescribing is a significant part of GPs’ daily work load. Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) is an NHS service which has been shown to save GP time spent on repeat prescriptions, and to be more convenient for patients. As part of the work being done in Wessex to support the effective roll out of this valuable NHS service, Wessex AHSN has developed this short animation (the third in our meet Mo series) to help the public to be aware of the service, and its benefits. As with the past two “Mo” videos we have endeavoured to make the animation as engaging and lively as possible. The Electronic Repeat Dispensing service is intended for patients with a long-term condition, which requires repeat medicines, that do not change regularly. Their GP can authorise up to 12 months of such medicines. These prescriptions are stored electronically, and then dispensed and supplied to the patient by the patient's community pharmacist when they are needed. The patient does not have to request prescriptions from the GP during this period. To find out more about this service or to see the range of resources we have developed to support eRD see

Recent Videos

Connecting care for children across Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Children's Hubs across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are helping families get specialist support in their local community. The hubs have been piloted thanks to the support of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

The AHSN Network

There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks, or AHSNs, across England. Together we form the AHSN Network. Find out how we are transforming lives through healthcare innovation in this short animation.

The Nutrition Wheel

This video shows a volunteer using the Nutrition Wheel with an older person attending a singing group in Southbourne, Dorset. The Nutrition Wheel is an interactive version of the Patients Association Nutrition Checklist. It is designed to provide a framework for starting a conversation about nutrition, to help identify people at increased risk of undernutrition and guide the user on basic advice and signposting to support the person to improve their nutrition.

Preventing cerebral palsy in preterm labour (PReCePT)

PReCePT was developed by the West of England AHSN in collaboration with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and involving both patients and staff. This evidence-based, cost-effective project has been designed to help reduce cerebral palsy in babies through increased antenatal administration of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers during preterm labour, at cost of £1 per individual dose. The intervention has been adopted by all five maternity units in the West of England, and projection modelling indicates that since the launch of the project in August 2014, phase one of PReCePT has prevented seven cases of cerebral palsy across the region, representing potential lifetime savings in the region of £5.1 million (as of February 2017).

PReCePT - Using magnesium sulphate in pre-term labour

Giving pre-term babies the best life chances Growing numbers of pregnant women in pre-term labour are having an injection of magnesium sulphate to give their babies the best life chances. This is one family’s story. Through an initiative called PReCePT – preventing cerebral palsy in pre-term babies – all of England’s maternity units are now offering magnesium sulphate thanks to Academic Health Science Networks working with Patient Safety Collaboratives. The Oxford Academic Health Science Network is a partnership of NHS providers, commissioners, universities and life science companies working together to improve health and prosperity in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.