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Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API

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Electronic Prescription Service - FHIR API documentation

Description

Use this API to access the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - the national service used to send electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

You can:

  • prepare a secondary care (outpatient) prescription for signing
  • create a secondary care (outpatient) prescription
  • evaluate prescription signing client implementations
  • You cannot currently use this API to:
  • prepare a primary care prescription for signing
  • create a primary care prescription
  • prepare a secondary care (other than outpatient) prescription for signing
  • create a secondary care (other than outpatient) prescription
  • prepare a tertiary care prescription for signing
  • create a tertiary care prescription
  • cancel a prescription
  • check the status of a prescription
  • release a prescription for dispensing
  • claim for a dispensed prescription
  • Track prescriptions or check a prescriptions status

Currently, this API can only be accessed by healthcare professionals, authenticated with an NHS smartcard or equivalent.

Please use the following values for courseOfTherapyType depending on the submitted prescription type:

  • acute => acute
  • repeat => continuous
  • repeat-dispensing => continuous-repeat-dispensing