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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.

Since June 2020,  several enhancements have been made to the dashboards to provide greater focus on eRD prescribing. These changes include:

  • renaming the dashboards to reflect the growing importance of eRD as a method of prescribing and to inform users that the dashboards host detailed analysis of eRD activity
  • removing the analysis on EPS Opportunity from the ePACT2 dashboard and the EPS and eRD Prescribing dashboard in Excel
  • adding specific CCG, PCN and Practice level summary pages to the dashboard, which allow users to view eRD performance at each organisational level
  • adding detailed data tables for CCGs and PCNs, which provide EPS and eRD information at practice or prescriber level (prescriber data is available to CCG users only

Future developments include an AHSN level summary and data tables, and, in the longer term, a dispensing EPS dashboard.

Further updates will be issued in ePACT2 bulletins, or you can check back on the website for updated information.

These dashboards are available in ePACT2 and Catalyst (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.

You can access the EPS and eRD Utilisation dashboard via ePACT2 or Catalyst. These versions show prescribing information only.

Alternatively, 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: 9.0MB)

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: 16.9MB)

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.