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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) utilisation dashboard

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) utilisation dashboards provide information on the electronic prescription service and electronic repeat dispensing.

Commencing in the June 2020 release (reporting on April 2020 data), the following changes have been made to the EPS dashboards:

  • the dashboards have been renamed to reflect the growing importance of eRD as a method of prescribing, and to inform users that detailed analysis of eRD activity can be found in the dashboards
  • analysis on EPS Opportunity has been removed from the ePACT2 dashboard and the EPS and eRD Prescribing dashboard in Excel. This change has been implemented in response to the rollout of EPS Phase 4

As a result of the Phase 4 rollout, there is no longer a requirement to show the number or percentage of EPS opportunity items, or the number or percentage of items which cannot be prescribed via EPS.

These dashboards are available in ePACT2 (prescribing data) and in Excel (prescribing and dispensing data).

The dashboards allow GP practices, CCGs, and other bodies to:

  • see the variation in EPS and eRD prescribing across GP practices, within a CCG and across CCGs;
  • see trends and variations in EPS and eRD dispensing across dispensers, and within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs);
  • help prioritise potential areas of activity;
  • help monitor the impact of initiatives to increase EPS and eRD utilisation.

The dashboards support local interventions to help drive the growth of EPS and eRD so that patients, prescribing organisations such as GP practices, and dispensing organisations such as pharmacies can experience the potential benefits of the increased use of EPS and eRD.

If you're registered, access the EPS and eRD Utilisation dashboard via ePACT2. Please note, this version shows prescribing information only.

Alternatively, if you're not registered for ePACT2, you can download the excel versions of both EPS and eRD prescribing data dashboard and the EPS and eRD dispensing data dashboard below.

EPS and eRD prescribing data dashboard

You can access EPS Utilisation prescribing data using the EPS prescribing data dashboard:

EPS prescribing data dashboard (Excel: 11MB)Our video shows step-by-step instructions for using the EPS and eRD prescribing data dashboard:

Step by step guide to using the prescribing dashboard (PDF: 582KB)

This dashboard includes the main indicators from the ePACT2 dashboard:

  • EPS items as a percentage of all items
  • eRD items as a percentage of all items
  • eRD items as a percentage of EPS items

Item volumes for the comparators are also included.

EPS dispensing data dashboard

You can access EPS Utilisation dispensing data using the EPS dispensing data dashboard:

EPS dispensing data dashboard (Excel: 15.9MB)

Our video shows step-by-step instructions for using the EPS dispensing data dashboard:

Step by step guide to using the dispensing dashboard (PDF: 567KB)

The EPS and eRD Utilisation dispensing dashboard allows pharmacies and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) to see the variation in EPS and eRD dispensing across pharmacies, within an STP, and across STPs using the following indicators:

  • EPS items as a percentage of all items
  • eRD items as a percentage of all items
  • eRD items as a percentage of EPS items

Item volumes for the comparators are also included.