Press Release

Pharmacist access to patient records 'only logical' says Diabetes UK

30 Sep 2015

Commenting on the RPS call for pharmacists to have read and write access to patient health records, Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison at Diabetes UK said:

“People with diabetes often have complex medical needs and often rely on a broad range of medications to enable them to self-manage their condition effectively, whether Type 1 or  2. 

"The role of the pharmacist is often vital in this, helping people with Medication Use Reviews and ensuring that the correct medication is being prescribed and dispensed.
"As a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting people with diabetes, it seems only logical to give pharmacists access to the individual’s health record (with their permission) not only to ensure they fully understand the person’s diabetes but that any changes or recommendations they may make are included on the record so that other healthcare professionals are kept informed of these interventions."