Two companies on £20m Scottish EPMA framework

Just two firms have been given ‘preferred bidder’ status for an e-prescribing framework contract in Scotland that should be completed and signed by the end of next month.

E-prescribing has been a focus of attention in England since the start of the National Programme for IT in the NHS, and was included in the ‘Clinical 5’ suite of systems that trusts were urged to focus on when it struggled to re-engage doctors in IT.

Despite this, e-prescribing use remains extremely low, with less than a fifth of trusts making widespread use of e-prescribing, according to NHS England’s own digital maturity assessment.

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Published 22. August 2016 in News UK