Electronic prescriptions

PAPER prescriptions will soon be replaced by electronic ones '“ saving the NHS money and time for patients and staff.

Sunday, 26th August 2018, 7:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th August 2018, 7:41 pm

Thousands of paper prescriptions are still issued each year '“ due to current regulations limiting the circumstances in which electronic prescriptions can be issued.

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Changes to these regulations will be made later this year to expand electronic prescribing for nearly all prescriptions.

Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, said: '˜We need to harness technology across the NHS to improve care, save time for patients and make the lives of staff easier. It can't be right paper prescriptions are still used. '˜