Welcome to the Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system information page. 

Here you will find a selection of useful resources and information to help you get the most out of the EPMA system and other services managed by the Digital Pharmacy  Team. 




Login to EPMA (MCT)

Login to EPMA (NWB)

MCT EPMA SOPs, User Guides and News Bulletins

Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)

Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)

QRG Videos

EPMA Drug Finder (issued by Maghull Pharmacy) EPMA Drug Finder (issued by Hollins Park Pharmacy)
EPMA A-Z Drug List (issued by Maghull Pharmacy) EPMA A-Z Drug List (issued by Hollins Park Pharmacy)

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Digital Pharmacy Team at EPMA@merseycare.nhs.uk.

EPMA System Support Sharepoint Hub (Digital Pharmacy Team Access only)

Digital Pharmacy Team Sharepoint Hub (Digital Pharmacy Team Access only)

Frequently Asked Questions

For All Qualified Nurses & Doctors 

To book onto EPMA training please visit the Training Courses page.  

Alternatively email training@imerseyside.nhs.uk 

For Local, Secure & Specialist LD and Community Divisions Students & HCA'S

To book onto EPMA training please visit the Training Courses page.  Alternatively please email training@imerseyside.nhs.uk

Student nurses must book onto EPMA training.

HCA's must complete both parts of the Witness to Medicines Administration competency

For Mid-Mersey Division Students & HCA's

Student nurses and Health Care Assistants receive training via cascade and receive ‘witnessing’ permission on EPMA.  Please contact the EPMA Team via email to request an account. 

For Medicines Managment Team 

Speak to the EPMA Team for role-specific MMT EPMA Training. 

For Non-Clinical Users (Read-Only Access)

Contact the relevant EPMA Team via email. 

For EPMA password reset requests please contact the IT Helpdesk on 0151 296 7777 

For other issues relating to EPMA accounts, login, permissions or any other query please contact: 


Please note this inbox is only monitored during normal working hours.  If your request is urgent call the IT Helpdesk in the first instance. 

Complete the New Drug Addition to EPMA form.  If you are struggling to complete the form or have any questions regarding the EPMA formulary please contact your ward or locality pharmacist. 


Note: Before submitting your request don't forget to use the EPMA A-Z Drug List to see if the item already exists on EPMA. 

If staff with existing EPMA access require a change to their EPMA permissions the team leader must complete the following form.

Application to change role based EPMA permissions


  • For example a student nurse with EPMA account who has recently qualified and is now requesting full permissions as a qualified nurse practitioner on EPMA. 

Please complete all details requested on the form so that we can process the request in a timely manner. 

The EPMA Team will endeavour to complete all requests with 48 hours of submission.  

The Trust currently has two separate instances of EPMA.  Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the subtle differences between the two systems.

EPMA Differences (MCT vs NWB) v3.pdf

As part of the wider Trust systems harmonisdation project, the EPMA Team is working hard to merge the systems into a single instance of EPMA.  This work is estimated for completion by June 2024.  For more information please visit the CMM EPMA v8.2 upgrade section.  

Please visit the EPMA upgrade page for more information. 

https://merseycarenhsuk.sharepoint.com/sites/EPMA (coming soon)