NHS Business Services Authority
eRD saves time for patients, practices and pharmacies. This video was created primarily for pharmacies to explain the high level process behind eRD.
A collaboration between the NHS Business Services Authority and NHS Digital.
This video was produced in collaboration with NHS Digital by the NHS Business Service Authority. It was created primarily for pharmacies to explain the high level process behind eRD.
Listen to Carol explain how the Me + My Medicines Charter has helped her have better and more effective conversations with her GP about her medicines.
Listen to Beverley explain how the Me + My Medicines Charter has helped her have better and more effective conversations with her GP about her medicines.
This film explains the Medicines Communication Charter – a short guide that clinicians can use to support better conversations about medicines with their patients. One of the key messages the animation hopes to drive forward is ‘it’s OK to ask’ about your medicines.
In the NHS in England over 1 billion prescription items are prescribed and dispensed each year. This places an enormous workload on practices, patients and pharmacies. Electronic repeat dispensing is sometimes known as batch prescribing, but it is different to electronic prescribing, managed repeats or usual repeat prescriptions because the GP has authorised up to a years’ worth of medications to be collected regularly from the pharmacy. Electronic repeat dispensing, also known as eRD has been proven to reduce the workload and improve both medication safety and patient experience. We asked two GPs and a pharmacist to explain why they made the change to eRD and how everyone has benefitted from it.