EPS and E-RD

E-RD Information

Community Pharmacy Support Guidance v2.1 October 2018

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Electronic Prescriptions – notes to pharmacy v1.2


Useful eRD Resources for Community Pharmacies:

Document from Wessex which you may find useful  https://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/120/electronic-repeat-dispensing

PSNC also have information https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/essential-services/repeat-dispensing/

GP and pharmacy guide Fylde and Wyre CCG Electronic Repeat Dispensing Guideline


You may also be interested in the following information which is aimed at GP practices but may be useful for reference:

 Training pack for GP practices 

How to set up repeat dispensing in EMIS web 

How to set up repeat dispensing in SystemOne 


Working with EPS once live

To order tokens please use the following  Instructions for Pharmacies_GPs – Ordering Forms_150622


Please find below links to websites for useful information when working with EPS2


Access to Electronic Prescriptions and other functions (such as patient nominations) under EPS R2 can only be effected with an RA01 Smartcard

All members of the pharmacy team who will download EPS R2 prescriptions as part of their role MUST have their own RA01 Smartcard – it is PROHIBITED under the terms of issue to use another person’s Smartcard or allow such use of your own Smartcard in order to access EPS R2 prescriptions or any other process.

PSNC have published lots of helpful information on Smartcards here

To access SCR you will need to get your smart card updated, more information is available on PSNC here.  Please be aware that the SCR access can be added remotely.  Please contact the service desk (details below) for advice on how to proceed with the update.