We will soon be starting to introduce a new prescribing and administration of medicines system called ‘Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration’ (ePMA). This will mostly replace our current paper based system.
This will mean that in future, almost all of our prescribing and medicines administration will be done digitally. Paper medicines charts and prescriptions on our wards will be a thing of the past. The traditional medication trollies on wards will be replaced by computers, and every patient will have their medication stored securely by their bed.