Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales welcomed the Welsh government’s announcement to plan a national electronic prescribing programme, building a robust digital platform to bring together primary, community and secondary care.
Plans for this programme will be made and implemented over the next three to five years. It will also include setting up a medicines data repository to support clinical and prescribing decisions.
The announcement follows the findings of an independent review of options for electronic prescribing arrangements in Wales. The review recognised the need to modernise medicines management and administration across the NHS.