The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently looking at what potential support can be provided to dispensing practices to implement EPS dispensing functionality, health minister Jo Churchill has revealed.

Responding to a parliamentary question asked by Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris, Ms Churchill noted that the national deployment of EPS phase four in general practice  began in November 2019.

Ms Morris asked: “What assessment the health and social care secretary has made of the potential merits of allowing dispensing doctors to use the Electronic Prescription Service”