Non-medical prescribers in Out of Hours services barcoded prescriptions

9th December 2021


NHS Boards will be including non-medical prescribers in the Out of Hours services systems to produce barcoded prescriptions from this month.  A GP10(SS)(5) prescription paper and electronic form will be phased in, providing barcode, Unique Prescription Number (UPN), prescriber role and professional registration number. The seventh character of the UPN indicates W for nurse prescriber, X for pharmacist prescriber, and Y for all other Allied Health Prescribers.

To see an example of the new GP10(SS)(5) form and to for further information see NHS Circular PCA2021(P)19