NHS Digital FHIR Medicines

This guidance is under active development by NHS Digital and content may be added or updated on a regular basis.

Introduction

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) supports the prescribing of medication for dispensing in the community via the following prescribing use cases:

  • Primary Care, Community Care and Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) medication requests to community pharmacy (aka an FP10 in the legacy paper process).
  • Outpatient medication requests to be dispensed by a Community Pharmacy (aka an FP10HNC in the legacy paper process).
  • Outpatient medication requests to a contracted Outpatient pharmacy.
  • Outpatient medication requests to a Homecare medicines provider.

This guide is split into three main parts:

Section Description
FHIR Assets Detailed defintion of the FHIR resources used in EPS
Design The business processes used within EPS
Build The technical framework used to implement the business processes
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