Electronic Prescription Services (EPS)

Welcome to our Electronic Prescription Service Page

This page contains links to all our resources and guidance regarding  EPS.  Click on the relevant links below to be taken to the resources.


The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have announced that alterations will be made next year to the EPS prescriber cancellation and repeat dispensing processes. More information will be shared by PSNC regarding the date of these changes closer to the time.

Prescriber cancellation: From late January 2016 a change to the EPS system will mean that where a GP practice requests EPS cancellation of an item and the pharmacy team marks the item ND, the GP system will be updated to reflect the successful cancellation. Find out more about this change at: dld.bz/eeUQp

Repeat dispensing (RD) logic: This relates to the timing for which subsequent RD batch issues can be downloaded. From February 2016 the timing for when the next batch issue is available to download from the Spine will be linked with the GP practice’s intended date. The current logic, to be replaced, used timing linked with the sending of dispense messages. Find out more about this change at: dld.bz/eeUNR

EPS Overview
EPS Go Live Information
EPS lead
EPS Resources
EPS  Functions
EPS stationary
EPS contractor issues highlighted in local discussions on EPS.
Overcoming EPS issues for business continuity
EPS Frequently asked questions (FAQs)