GPs asked to maximise use of eRD

Latest

GPs asked to maximise use of eRD

In Latest

General practices are being asked to increase the use of electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) in suitable patients, as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

CCGs embarking on moving patients to eRD are being told by NHS England that they must discuss plans with their local pharmaceutical committee prior to switching, and practices moving to eRD must discuss their plans with local community pharmacies.

“Collaboration is key to the successful implementation of eRD,” said NHSE&I in its March 28 Primary Care Bulletin.

The NHS Business Services Authority is helping GP practices to identify patients who may be appropriate to transfer to eRD. They are doing this by creating individual practice lists of NHS patient numbers identified from their dispensing information to be suitable for eRD.

This will allow GP practices to identify patients who have received the same medications in the last 12 months of dispensing data (up to January 2020). The initial practice list will identify patients receiving up to three medications, allowing practices to start the process of moving patients to eRD, where appropriate.

GP practices are being told that Increasing eRD in the current situation will reduce footfall to practices and to community pharmacies, supporting social distancing. It will also help manage the supply chain.

Where eRD has been previously actively encouraged, GP practices have successfully achieved 70 per cent of patients receiving their medications in this way.

Record my learning outcomes

Latest

Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing

Share:

More like this

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland to provide flu jabs to over-50s

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland will provide flu jabs to people over 50 as part of an expanded programme.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Day Lewis: Pharmacists must meet Brexit challenges head on

The post-December 31 Brexit landscape presents a number of challenges for Britain's community pharmacy network, Jay Patel of Day Lewis has said. 

2 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

E-cig loophole puts minors at risk, Government told

A charity criticises the government for failing to close a loophole allowing companies to hand out free e-cigarettes to under-18s. 

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

"Incredibly disappointing" start to CPCS referrals from GPs

The GP referral arm of the consultation service has got off to an “incredibly disappointing” start says PSNC chief Dukes.

1 Min Article

bookmark_icon_off
Latest

Regulator cracks down on online supply of high-risk meds

The regulator is taking “robust” enforcement action against online pharmacies who inappropriately supply high-risk medicines.

1 Min Article

Recommended Learning

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Understanding the impact of dry skin conditions

Learn about the emotional impact of dry and eczema-prone skin, and confidently recommend products for skin treatment and maintenance.

10 Min Module

Sponsored education

Constipation: Making effective recommendations

Learn how to help customers with constipation and find out how even brief conversations can have a positive influence on their health.

15 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

How to advise on head lice

Despite them being so common, many people still don't know how to get rid of head lice. This training will arm you with the facts so that you can help customers choose the best treatments and answer their questions with confidence.

15 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Advising on back pain

This module highlights topical therapy options and 5 simple S.T.E.P.S. to help customers manage and prevent back pain

43 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Managing hay fever: help meet your customers' needs

This module will improve your hay fever knowledge, helping you to understand its impact on sufferers and recommend the right products to ease symptoms

15 Min Module

bookmark_icon_off
Sponsored education

Supporting customers to sleep better

Explore the rotating pack shot to find out more about Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour, a clinically-proven alternative to sleeping tablets, and understand how you can support customers to sleep better.

5 Min Module