Summary Care Record Now Used By 50% Of Community Pharmacies

50% of community pharmacies are now using the Summary Care Record (SCR) to access key clinical information about patients, reported Digital Health Age. This marks a major milestone, with nearly 6,000 pharmacies using the functionality. NHS Digital released the SCR to community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians one year ago. Almost 90% of community pharmacies have participated in briefing sessions to support their implementation of the SCR and more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals have completed online SCR training. Pharmacists can use the SCR to benefit from improved clinical decision making, reduced patient waiting times and fewer calls to GP surgeries. It can also help free up resources within general practice and A&E by helping pharmacy become the first port of call for minor ailments.

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Published 16. December 2016 in News UK