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Prescriptions: ICT

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 32421, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the NHS is making on the rollout of electronic prescribing medications systems.

Answered on

19 July 2021

The National Health Service is on course to eliminate paper prescribing in hospitals and achieve the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to introduce digital prescribing by 2024. Since 2018, we have invested £78 million with 216 NHS trusts having received a share of this fund. The proportion of trusts with an electronic prescriptions and medicines administration system is estimated to have risen from 19% in 2018 to more than 80% to date.