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E-prescribing set to arrive in Scotland from 2024

Community pharmacy dispensing highlighted as a priority

May 11th 2023

Tagged: political news Scotland

By Ailsa Colquhoun

GP e-prescribing and dispensing is set to launch in Scotland during 2024-25, the Scottish Government has said in an update on the digital prescribing and dispensing pathways programme.

Parliament heard that the early focus is on in-hours fixed general practice prescribing and community pharmacy dispensing across Scotland. Initial user engagement is complete, and planning is under way for the design of an initial prototype approach.

In secondary care, electronic prescribing and medicines administration has already been implemented in 13 NHS boards.