Prescription Only Medicines - Web Application
Medescribe, is an independent medical agency regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). The project was a joint venture in online medical screening, which has resulted in business with National pharmacy association (NPA) and Alliance Healthcare.
The company required a technology based solution to enable pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to offer a far greater number of Patient Group Direction (PGD) authorised services than has previously been the case.
Blueberry took over their existing system, rebranded it, and added a way for Medescribe to write scripts which the system then runs to check that the patient is eligible for the medicines.
The service now offers a broad and quality assured online service that allows patients access to a full range of medicines without the need to make an appointment with their GP and without the need to have a prescription in hand.
Most of the medicines are prescribed under PGDs and pharmacists have to complete training before they are given access to a product.
“Now that the patient management system has been operational for some time at the Lister and QEII hospitals, the benefits are really starting to emerge. In fact, the staff who originally resisted the system now threaten death if it goes offline!" Teri-ann Grange I.T. Projects Manager East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust