Yes, non-prescribers can use EPiC to view the national data. Currently, prescriber-level EPiC data can only be accessed by GPs, pharmacist prescribers, nurse practitioners and registered nurse prescribers. Non-prescribers can access the national data in EPiC here.
Non-prescribers can also apply for an EPiC practice account, which allows non-prescribing staff to view practice data for quality or education purposes. Suitable for practice managers, PHO pharmacists, quality professionals or non-prescribing practice nurses, the EPiC practice account allows evaluation of the practice's prescribing for their enrolled population and comparison with the national prescribing data. One or more practices may be loaded per account login, a great feature for professionals working with a group of practices on medicine optimisation projects.
To sign up for an EPiC practice account, you must already hold a He Ako Hiringa account and approval must be received from an authorised representative of the requested practice. To commence this process, please click one of the following:
- If you are an authorised representative please fill out this form, you will be able to approve your own request.
- If you are not an authorised representative please fill out this form, you will need your request to be approved by an authorised representative of the requested practice.
For more information contact Varun Vartak, Sector Relationship Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 027 305 1159.