BNF Code Changes January 2021
The annual BNF version changes are due to be implemented with January 2021 dispensing data. Planned publication of this data is around mid-March 2021. Read more about the changes and how it affects our systems and reports.
ePACT2 gives authorised users access to prescription data.
You can access online analyses of prescribing data held by NHS Prescription Services. Data is available 6 weeks after the dispensing month.
ePACT2 provides easy-to-use analysis, reports and dashboards including the ability to:
- interrogate prescription data
- create data visualisations using interactive reports and dashboards
- look at high level data summaries down to individual prescription item detail
- export data from reports and dashboards
- access whole country data
- view patterns of prescribing at patient level
ePACT2 has been updated with the new NHS Organisation Structure. You can read more about the re-organisation and how it affects our systems and reports.
Registering for ePACT2
You can view details on how to request access to ePACT2. This includes:
- who can register
- who can authorise access to ePACT2
- levels of access to data available
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It’s important for us to receive your feedback to help us improve the system and services we provide.
You can send your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ePACT2 User Agreement (EUA)
ePACT2 contains data down to single prescription level. If you have access to this level of data, remember that you cannot share confidential data outside of your organisation. For this reason, you should read and agree to the ePACT2 User Agreement as part of the registration process.
ePACT2 privacy impact assessment summary
You can read our ePACT2 privacy impact assessment summary (PDF: 102 KB).
Understanding ePACT2 data
Certain parts of ePACT and ePACT2 are not comparable. This is because we have enhanced ePACT2 to provide an improved data set.
An explanation of the fields held in the system is available on the Data Dictionary (Excel: 49 KB).
You can use the age logic summary flowchart (PDF: 205 KB) for information on how patient age is determined in ePACT2.
Training and support
A range of training materials are available for ePACT2, including ‘how to’ and video guides.
Information on other ePACT2 training options is available.
If you have any queries or need support to use ePACT2, contact our support team by:
Telephone: 0191 2035050
There are a number of dashboards which are available to all ePACT2 users.
Information on the available dashboards and their specifications is available at ePACT2 dashboards.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.