Fearnhead Cross & Longford Street Surgeries

Fearnhead Cross Medical Practice, 25 Fearnhead Cross, Warrington, WA2 0HD. Tel: 01925 847000 Fax: 01925 818650

Longford Street Surgery, Longford Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7QZ. Tel: 01925 255600 Fax: 01925 634954

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Important information regarding controlled drugs

Posted on April 2nd, 2019


As from 1st April 2019 Controlled Drugs will be eligible to be sent to your nominated pharmacy electronically via EPS.

This has been trialled across 64 practices across England, since pilots began in October last year.

The benefits of prescribing controlled drugs through EPS are:

  • All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy, meaning that you won’t have to deal with your prescription in 2 different ways
  • Electronic prescriptions are more secure and can’t be lost, misplaced or get into the hands of someone other than the patient.
  • Electronic records inform pharmacists to support them to safely and effectively dispense the right drugs for patients.
  • Patients who had chosen not to use EPS because they still had paper prescriptions for controlled drugs can now opt in.
  • Patient safety is increased

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please speak to a member of staff.