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Extending the scope of the Electronic Prescription Service

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

Extending the scope of the Electronic Prescription Service

Summary

Seeks comments on electronically prescribing Schedules 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) both in the NHS and privately.

The NHS Electronic Prescription Service in England enables prescribers (e.g. GPs) to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (e.g. pharmacist) of the patient’s choice.

Schedules 2 and 3 CDs cannot be prescribed electronically. The aim of this consultation is to get views on electronic prescribing of NHS prescriptions for these CDs. They are also prescribed in private care settings so we are asking whether these proposals should extend to private care.

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 divides CDs into 5 Schedules (Schedule 1 CDs have no proven therapeutic value/Schedule 5 CDs present little or no risk and are lightly regulated).

Published 17th July by the Department of Health

Click here to read more https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/extending-the-scope-of-the-electronic-prescription-service