Tag - NHS 111

Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication

Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication. Pharmacies in England will now be able to dispense controlled drugs via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) following a successful trial. The decision means patients will be able to have their prescriptions sent electronically from their GP to their pharmacy, rather than having to carry a paper copy. Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs, excluding oral liquid methadone, will now be available electronically. More than 90% of GP practices and pharmacies are already live with the [...]

Concern as a quarter of NHS 111 calls end at A&E

Concern as a quarter of NHS 111 calls end at A&E. A quarter of all calls to NHS 111 across the region end up with an ambulance call out or a trip to A&E. The number of people sent to hospital after calling the number has risen 18 per cent in five years. Today concern was raised about pressures being placed on A&E units in the region The latest NHS England figures show the West Midlands call centre, which covers Shropshire, sent [...]