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CPPE: Getting ready for summary care records

Access to patients’ summary care records is coming soon and the first community pharmacies will be going live early this year.

The NHS summary care record (SCR) provides key clinical information about an individual patient, sourced from his/her GP medical record. Access to this information will allow pharmacy teams to make better and more informed decisions about patient care.

Whereas before, pharmacy professionals had to rely on speaking to a GP or practice nurse to resolve a query, many of these queries can now be resolved using the summary care record. Clearly, there are important information governance controls regarding privacy of patients’ records (confidentiality) and permission to view (consent). Furthermore, all access is monitored to ensure appropriate use of secure patient data.

E-learning programme

CPPE has produced an e-learning programme – Summary Care Records in Community Pharmacy – and associated assessment, which covers the important aspects of accessing and using SCRs. In addition, the local registration authority will provide face-to-face training events across England in early 2016.

CPPE’s e-learning programme includes case studies and practice points so users can see how access to SCRs can enhance their own practice. It also looks at how to make good records following a consultation, the development of a standard operating procedure and the role of the privacy officer.

Prerequisite

CPPE’s e-assessment is a prerequisite to allow role-based access on your NHS smart card – so why not take a look at the training programme now and attempt the e-assessment so you are fully ready for when pharmacy summary care record access is rolled out in your local area?

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