What do community pharmacists really think of the electronic prescription service (EPS)?

Catriona Carmichael, Munira Lalani, L M Poon, Raisa Aurora Laaksonen, Philip Rogers, Jenny Scott

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A questionnaire-based cross sectional study was undertaken to investigate the extent to which EPS is being used in community pharmacies; and to explore pharmacists’ perceptions and understanding.
Fewer pharmacies have migrated from EPS Release 1 to Release 2 than might be expected at this stage; pharmacists working in medium or large multiples have a less comprehensive understanding of EPS than those in independents or small multiples.
More work needs to be done to ensure that pharmacists can better engage with EPS Release 2, particularly once PCTs are abolished.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Pages (from-to)86
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventRoyal Pharmaceutical Society Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201112 Sep 2011

Fields of Science

  • 317 Pharmacy
  • Electronic Prescribing

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