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ePACT to be decommissioned in June 2018

The technology which underpins ePACT is no longer supported and we will decommission the system in June 2018.
Unfortunately, if there is a catastrophic system failure in the meantime we won’t be able to restore the service. To make sure you can still access the data you need if this happens, we recommend that you start to use the new ePACT2 system as soon as possible. This will also ensure that the transition to ePACT2 in June is as seamless as possible for you.

View information on ePACT2 training

ePACT2 is an online application which gives authorised users access to prescription data.

You can access online analyses of prescribing data held by NHS Prescription Services. Data is available six weeks after the dispensing month.

ePACT2 has more functionality available to users than the original ePACT system, including the ability to:

  • interrogate prescription data in ways not been possible before
  • easily create data visualisation using interactive reports and dashboards
  • look at high level data summaries down to individual prescription item detail
  • schedule queries to be pre-run so the results are available when the user opens a dashboard
  • export the data from reports and dashboards
  • add an alert to trigger workflows based on specific events
  • access to whole country data
  • view patterns of prescribing at patient level

ePACT2 provides easy-to-use analysis, reports and dashboards. You don't need an N3 connection as you can access the system with an internet connection.

Access ePACT2


To register for ePACT2, email us at 

Registration Guidance



It’s important for us to receive your feedback, to help us improve the system and services we provide. Please send your feedback to

ePACT2 User Agreement (EUA)

ePACT2 contains data down to single prescription level. If you have access to this level of data, please remember that you can't share confidential data outside of your organisation. For this reason, we ask you to read and agree to the ePACT2 User Agreement as part of the registration process.

ePACT2 user agreement

ePACT2 Privacy Impact Assessment Summary

ePACT2 Privacy Impact Assessment Summary

Understanding ePACT2 data

Certain elements of ePACT and ePACT2 are not comparable. This is because we have enhanced ePACT2 to provide an improved data set.

View our guide to the differences between ePACT and ePACT2.

An explanation of the fields held in the system is available on the Data Dictionary

You can use the Age Logic Summary Flow Chart 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 training options is available at ePACT2 Training

If you have any queries or need support to use ePACT2, contact our Support Team at or on 0191 2035050.

Online Oracle Training Academy

Oracle Training Academy is available within ePACT2. It offers tutorials on how to analyse data and create dashboards.

To access the academy, log into the system and then click on “Academy”.

In the academy you can:

  • take a tour
  • explore your data
  • view reports in dashboards and analyses

Dashboard Specifications

These help users understand how we designed each dashboard and each set of analysis. They take into account:

  • the methodology used
  • any assumptions made during the process

We aim to have a specification available for each dashboard.

Medicines Optimisation Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators

Potential generic savings

As we develop more dashboards, we will add further specifications. These will include:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Dashboard
  • Volume & Costs Dashboard

ePACT2 videos

Our YouTube video tutorials will help you navigate the system, run analyses and create filters:

Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.