Electronic Medicines Optimisation Pathway (EMOP)


Last updated 29 January 2021

The Electronic Medicines Optimisation Pathway (EMOP) scheme whereby electronic medicines information will be transferred from the hospital to community pharmacy upon discharge of a patient is a system to improve patient outcomes. The aim is that this will reduce waste and the need for re-admissions to hospital.

EMOP is the locally agreed name in our region for the electronic sharing of medicines information on discharge prescriptions from hospital, between hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy using PharmOutcomes. It is sometimes referred to as Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM).

  • Lister Hospital went live in July 2018.
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital went live in January 2019.
  • Watford Hospital is due to go live shortly.

The Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) has now been added to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

Please see the DMS Service Process, for further guidance and the PSNC website for more information.

Thank you for your support and please do provide us with any feedback and contact us if you require any further information by email to info@hertslpc.org.uk.