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Dr Gordon Cunliffe's practice is the first in the UK to take on the Government's electronic transmission of prescriptions system.

Developed by the National Programme for IT, the system sends script requests direct to the pharmacy.

Patients will not have to attend surgeries to collect repeat scripts. A copy is also sent to the Prescription Pricing Authority to reimburse pharmacists.

Dr Cunliffe said he was looking forward to not having a pile of scripts to sign at the end of every day.

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