Allow the EPS Prescription data 'status' API to be accessed for citizen facing services
AWAITING_RELEASE_READY = '0000'
TO_BE_DISPENSED = '0001'
WITH_DISPENSER = '0002'
WITH_DISPENSER_ACTIVE = '0003'
EXPIRED = '0004'
CANCELLED = '0005'
DISPENSED = '0006'
NOT_DISPENSED = '0007'
CLAIMED = '0008'
NO_CLAIMED = '0009'
REPEAT_DISPENSE_FUTURE_INSTANCE = '9000'
FUTURE_DATED_PRESCRIPTION = '9001'
PENDING_CANCELLATION = '9005' Y
Link - https://developer.nhs.uk/apis/eps-tracker/develop_use_case_search_for_prescriptions.html#payload-response-body
Alex Lord Admin
EPS does have a citizen future and there are two dependencies before it can happen:
1. The underlying EPS data for 'status' would need to be changed before status information would make sense to expose to patients. The problematic status value is 'Dispensed'. This can mean either the medication is bagged, labelled and ready for patient collection (or delivery) OR the medication has been collected (or delivered)
A new status value to differentiate between these two events would needed.
Alex Lord Admin
2. A suitable API would then need to be made available to expose EPS data to citizen facing services. The "EPS tracker API" mentioned above is not currently designed for citizen use. This is absolutely something we can consider if there is appetite from the community.
Is the delivery status of the prescription within EPS? A summary.
The rebuilt tracker API will probably be the place to see status, as mentioned above the statuses are not currently suitable for patient consumption.
Some information on this API can be found here https://simplifier.net/guide/DigitalMedicines/EPSQueryAPI
As a GP my clear view is that giving patients the ability to track the status of thier prescription and receive notifications would improve medication concordance and health outcomes.