Progress of The Prescription of Controlled Drugs on EPS

Progress of The Prescription of Controlled Drugs on EPS

March 18, 2019

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The national roll out of controlled drugs in EPS for TPP SystmOne and Vision is now complete. All GP practices in England using either of these systems are now able to prescribe controlled drugs electronically.

The EMIS Web roll out started on 25 March 2019 and will take place over a two week period.

Processing prescriptions for Schedule 2 & 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) electronically using EPS will make the process safer and more secure.

If you work at a GP practice using EMIS Web, it is important that you check when your practice will go live so you can prepare for the change and inform your team and local pharmacies.

Find out your GP practice’s go live date

Read about how the change affects GP Practices 

If you work at a community pharmacy, you should be aware that the number of controlled drug prescriptions you receive via EPS will increase significantly. It is important that you and your pharmacy team understand what the changes mean for you.

Read about how the changes affect community pharmacies.

You may also find it useful to check when the GP practices local to you are going live by checking the roll out schedule.


The national roll-out of Controlled Drugs (CDs) in EPS started on Thursday 28th February 2019 for TPP SystmOne and Tuesday 5th March 2019 for Vision GP practices

See link below for information:

The start of the bulk switch-ons across wider geographical areas start on Tuesday 5th March.

Following the recent EPS CDs news, EMIS plans to implement EPS Controlled Drugs (CDs) for all of their GP practices between Monday 25th March and Monday 8th April 2019:

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