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What is EPS and What Can It Do For You?

2016-01-26T16:44:26+00:00 January 26th, 2016|EPS, Prescriptions|

Here at Murrays we pride ourselves on bringing you innovative solutions to help make your life easier and manage your health better. EPS – Electronic Prescription Service – has recently been introduced into all our branches in order to make managing your medication as easy as possible. The NHS patient care system is aimed at getting you the medicine you need faster and in a more efficient manner - just one of the ways that your pharmacist at Murrays is looking at new ways of delivering a quality service. It will be especially of benefit if you have repeat prescriptions for long term medications for conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, amongst others, and can’t always get to the pharmacy when you need to, enabling you to have your medication ready and waiting at your convenience. For many of our customers at Murrays Pharmacy, the new system will be a huge benefit over the existing system where you may have needed to go to the GP surgery to collect your prescription. Instead, customer simply have to re-order essential medicines online. EPS is also incredibly easy to set up! Each patient needs only to nominate their local Murrays pharmacy branch to which their doctor sends the prescription, and then we do the rest! It’s a simple as that, and all the time that you are eligible to receive certain medicines, you can have the electronic notifications sent to your chosen Pharmacy. Many worry about the security of on-line transactions and the confidentiality of their information, but EPS process and Murrays put security first. The system has been set up using smartcard access and barcode identification that never exposes the patient to any kind of fraud, so confidentially is assured. The EPS system is flexible and built around the patients’ needs [...]

Organising Your Medication

2016-01-26T16:44:26+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Medication, Medipouch|

If you suffer with a long term health concern, it is likely that you will need to juggle a number of different medications. If this is you, you will understand that keeping an eye on what is being used and where it is, is paramount for yourself and, should you have one, your carer. Having different pills that have to be administered at different times can be confusing and potentially dangerous should you lose track of your medications. Traditionally pharmacies relied on dosettes – trays of your weekly medications in rigid plastic containers, bulky and very tricky to open, particularly for those with arthritis or lacking strength in the hands. But now all that has changed with the new Murrays Pharmacy MediPouch! Picked, packed and labelled by £1million, technologically advanced robot, the MediPouch segregates your medicines into easy to manage blister packs and make the dispensing of them quicker and safer! Each MediPouch is manufactured specifically for the individual patient and comprise a series of pockets that contain the exact medicines in the right dose for each time slot in the day required. The patient only needs tear open each sachet, no more wrestling with hard plastic trays, and their timed dose is ready to take. Each sachet is clearly labelled with the patient, medications and dose for extra reassurance. When it is time for your next dose, simply open the next labelled sachet and the patient is assured that the remarkable robot technology has carefully calculated the correct medication and dose to meet the patient’s daily medication needs. Murrays MediPouch offer a number of significant advantages over dosette medication trays or separate packets including: Not having to decant fiddly pills from different packets each usage. Assurance that each dose is right. No more problems with being unsure whether a [...]