How to join the EPS majority

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With more than 60% of GP practices now live, the rollout of the electronic prescriptions service (EPS R2) is really gaining momentum across England. The latest statistics from HSCIC (6 July...


Repeat prescriptions service saves time for busy commuter Jenny

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Busy sales manager, Jenny Mellenchip, has been using Pharmacy2U’s NHS Repeat Prescription service since 2008 and finds it a time-saving way to organise her asthma medication. Jenny lives with her husband...


Six tips on cutting medicines wastage

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According to the campaign Medicines Waste UK, unused prescriptions cost the NHS an estimated £300m every year. Translate that to the frontline, and it could pay for 80,906 more hip...


Patients embrace online healthcare

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Patients in England are happy to embrace new digital ways of managing their healthcare – including switching to electronic prescriptions – according to new research on behalf of Pharmacy2U. Conducted...


Less medication wastage with Pharmacy2U

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Dr Ray Vella is one of a growing number of GPs offering patients a choice of pharmacies for repeats through the electronic prescription service (EPS). Now he has discovered a...


Research shows GPs are switched on to EPS

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New research from doctors.net.uk has revealed that GPs’ use of electronic prescriptions is gaining momentum. An online survey of 834 GPs in England found that 15% of respondents had already...


Patient choice and EPS R2 – how it works

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rn Dr Tony Kaye is a GP partner at the Davyhulme Medical Centre, Trafford rn While electronic prescriptions are very new to some GP practices, for my North West-based practice they...


Pharmacy2U Repeat Prescription Service now EPS R2 accredited

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An innovative prescriptions service from NHS mail-order pharmacy Pharmacy2U is set to extend nationwide – offering patients in England greater choice about how they manage their repeat medication. It follows...


How to make online patient services a reality

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  The government’s drive to offer online patient services at every GP practice by 2015 gained momentum recently – when health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced they were to be part of...


A third of patients fail to have scripts filled

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 Research has revealed that a third of patients waste their GP’s time by not bothering to pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. The survey of 2,000 patients found that nearly...


Trial to test effectiveness of pharmacy intervention on medication compliance

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 Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy, and the London School of Pharmacy have launched a three-year study to investigate whether pharmacy-led interventions can improve medication compliance among patients with chronic...


GP research predicts good uptake of electronic repeat dispensing

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Research shows that most GPs believe electronic repeat dispensing will reduce their prescribing workload and predicts good initial uptake of the new service. However, the survey also reveals there is...