Using patient records to improve care

by Heidi Wright, Practice and Policy Lead, RPS England

Over 95% of community pharmacies in England now have access to the Summary Care Record (SCR) which is a real achievement.

Community pharmacists are using the record to provide better, safer patient care, particularly in areas such as emergency supply of medicines, queries around repeat medicines and supporting patients in care homes, especially when discharged from hospital. But access to the SCR is only the first step. Read more Using patient records to improve care

Access to Summary Care Records for all pharmacists in England – the benefits for the profession and patients

david-branford1By David Branford, FRPharmS

The long hoped for rollout of community pharmacist access to the Summary Care Record (SCR) across the whole of England has been announced. I believe this is a great development for the pharmacy profession. Read more Access to Summary Care Records for all pharmacists in England – the benefits for the profession and patients