eRD - Electronic Repeat Dispensing

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You may find this video produced by NHS Digital useful. It helps to explain the high level process behind electronic repeat dispensing (eRD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzaNeAaelAo&feature=youtu.be

Electronic repeat dispensing saves time for patients, GP practices and pharmacies.

A series of collaborative workshops were rolled out across all parts of our geography during April and May 2018. Details of these six events was announced in the following CPSC news item.

In preparation of attending the eRD workshops, it was recommended to have a look at some of the resources currently available to boost you and your teams knowledge and understanding of eRD.

  • NHS Digital electronic pharmacy bulletin - you can subscribe to this by clicking here
Online eRD toolkits for dispensers - https://digital.nhs.uk/article/914/Electronic-repeat-dispensing-for-dispensers containing
  • eRD Benefit calculator
  • video on how eRD works
  • list of the benefits of using eRD for both community pharmacies and your patients
  • registration to an available eRD webinar explaining best practice suggestions to make eRD best work for you
  • a range of tools - maximising toolkit, quick guide, full guide, presentation, patient guide and eLearning

It was great to see so many people attending at the six events held. There was a good distribution of representatives from community pharmacy, GP practices and the local CCGs and feedback from each was very positive. Our thanks go to Patrick Leppard (CPSC EPS Lead), Gary Mortimer (NHS Digital) and Deborah Crockford (CPSC Chief Officer) who attended and presented at all six events - well done to you all!

Slides from Patrick and Gary's presentations on the evening are attached below for you to revisit and check your understanding.

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