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Electronic repeat dispensing (eRD)

We're working with partner organisations to help prescribers and dispensers realise the benefits of increased EPS use.

Access the EPS dashboard

You can also view our Electronic prescription service (EPS) information.

Identifying suitable patients for eRD

Any patient suitable for a repeat prescription could be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing. 

This includes, but is not limited to, patients:

  • on stable therapy
  • with long term conditions
  • on multiple therapies
  • that can appropriately self-manage seasonal conditions

To support GP Practices in maximising the benefits of EPS and eRD, we can provide NHS numbers of patients who are potentially suitable for eRD. 

A clinician registered at the practice can request this information. A eRD request form (PDF: 255KB) must be completed and send to

For more information, you can read our eRD data requests overview (Word: 272KB).


This video was produced in collaboration with NHS Digital. It was created primarily for pharmacies to explain the high level process behind eRD.

Download the video transcript.

You can send us your feedback on the video by email

View more information about eRD from Wessex AHSN.