Endorsing guide

(v1.10) Updated: 2 January 2016, see all updates

Appendix 5 - GP Electronic Endorsements

Instalment Dispensing <I>

Instalment Dispensing can only be requested by the GP and not by the community pharmacist.

PSD will not make payment based solely on an endorsement by the community pharmacist.

The request to dispense in instalments can be indicated either by a GP endorsement as follows:-

  • The symbol <I> should be visible immediately before the dm&d code on a printed prescription form and indicates that the GP has made a request that the medication be dispensed at intervals. The frequency of these intervals will be available to the community pharmacist when the prescription form is scanned and the textual instructions should be available in printed format on the prescription form

OR

  • By instructions embedded in the prescribed item

SLS (Selected List Scheme) <S>

SLS can only be requested by the GP and not by the community pharmacist.

PSD will not make payment based solely on an endorsement by the community pharmacist.

The request to dispense an SLS item can be indicated either by a GP endorsement as follows:-

  • The symbol <S> should be visible on the printed prescription form and indicates that the GP has prescribed an SLS item

OR

  • SLS printed on the prescription form

Urgent <U>

Urgent can only be requested by the GP and not by the community pharmacist.

The request for an urgent dispensing can be indicated either by a GP endorsement as follows:-

  • The symbol <U> should be visible on the printed prescription form and indicates that the GP has made a request for an urgent dispensing

OR

  • Urgent printed on the prescription form

Contraceptive <C>

The electronic Contraceptive endorsement is used to indicate that the prescribed item is intended for contraceptive use.

The symbol <C> should be visible on the printed prescription form.