Department of Health -
The NHS Electronic Prescription Service in England enables prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser of the patient’s choice. Schedules 2 and 3 controlled drugs cannot be prescribed electronically. The aim of this consultation is to get views on electronic prescribing of NHS prescriptions for these controlled drugs. They are also prescribed in private care settings so the consultation asks whether these proposals should extend to private care. This consultation closes on 9 October 2014.