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Electronic Repeat Dispensing (ERD)

26 May 2020 (Last updated: 2 Jun 2020 09:44)

People with a stoma may already have Electronic Prescribing set up with their Dispensing Appliance Contractor and may have signed a nomination form for Electronic prescriptions to have this set up with their DAC of choice.

Please note that patients may have more than one electronic prescription service i.e. one for medication/pharmaceuticals and one for appliances.

Information from PIPS;

Patients, Industry and Professionals Forum for stoma and continence care (PIPS), have created a communication for patient groups to use with their patients through newsletters and magazines.  ASCN UK wish to share this simple advice sheet that which lays out the steps for patients to move to electronic repeat dispensing with our members.

ERD means that patients will not need to order or collect their repeat prescription each time they need further supplies, which during these difficult time could well be extremely beneficial for many of our patients who are shielding  or fall into the vulnerable category.  Their GP surgery may also be advising this instead of picking up prescriptions from them.

Please read the advice sheet and cascade the information to patients as appropriate.