EPS Exemption

In addition to the current endorsing information, pharmacy staff will also have to mark whether a prescription charge was levied for a prescription, and where relevant the prescription charge exemption category and whether evidence of exemption was seen. The exception to this is where the patient is age exempt and the patient’s date of birth is included in the electronic prescription message. For EPS prescriptions, systems may compare the date of birth with the date of the dispense notification to determine whether age exemption automatically will apply. If the declaration date takes place at a different time, systems can allow the pharmacy to determine age exemption manually. A factsheet summarising about EPS and exemptions is available here.