Electronic notifications for CPCS urgent supply now rolling out

Electronic notifications for CPCS urgent supply now rolling out

July 15, 2020

Most community pharmacy contractors in England will be able to send electronic notifications for urgent supplies of medicines provided as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) by the end of July 2020.

This assists pharmacy teams with informing GPs that one of their patients has received an urgent supply of a medicine or appliance via the CPCS.

The new functionality is already live for pharmacies in London using the Sonar Informatics system and it will be enabled for pharmacies elsewhere in England using Pinnacle Health’s PharmOutcomes system over the next three weeks.

The electronic notifications are sent automatically and there is no change to the way pharmacy teams record CPCS urgent supplies in the IT systems. Not all GP systems can yet receive the notifications, but your pharmacy IT system will check prior to sending a message and it will revert to the existing method for transmission, normally NHSmail, if the practice is not enabled.

This system of electronic notifications to GP systems is currently in use, or being developed for the TPP SystmOne GP system and the EMIS Web GP system (pilot in progress).

Additional system guidance and roll out information is available from system suppliers.

Read more at: Notifications to GP practice systems and on the NHS Digital website.




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