It has been announced that NHS England have commissioned the implementation of Summary Care Records (SCR) into community pharmacy.
Findings from the Proof of Concept project have proved that the access of SCR in community pharmacy is extremely beneficial. Providing community pharmacies with access to the SCR has supported pharmacists with the increasing demands on the wider healthcare system. As a result we championed the access for all pharmacists to use the SCR, which is particularly important when a patient needs emergency or unplanned care.
We have revised our guidance on using the SCR for all pharmacists which provides support on when and how to use the SCR.