Leicester General Hospital has deployed a mobile electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system from Nervecentre.
A newly merged clinical commissioning group (CCG) as signed a new agreement which will see prescribing decision technology deployed.
The provider which alerts hospital staff when patients are at risk of harm as made an agreement to help tackle medication errors.
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Though the NHS Business Authority runs random checks, it is estimated that prescription fraud costs the NHS in England an estimated £256m a year.
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All 1,311 GP surgeries in the capital can now use the electronic prescription service (EPS) to send prescriptions to pharmacists.
The new feature on the app enables friends, family members or other carers to oversee a person’s medication and order repeat prescriptions on their behalf.
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A prescribing committee has flagged concerns about a repeat prescription app after a patient used it to mistakenly order the wrong dose of medication.
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Powys Health Teaching Board has deployed prescribing decision support software to GPs across mid-Wales with the aim of delivering better treatment to the 133,000 people living in the region.
The Brighton man expected to walk out of the pharmacy with his medicine. Instead he walked out with a police escort, thanks to an IT error.
This week’s industry round-up focuses on news from the primary care sector, including contracts for prescribing software and the use of tablet computers by GPs.