Let patients access their medical records on phones and tablets

If community pharmacies are to offer a safe, efficient service without being overwhelmed, easy access to patients’ medical records is a must, argues EMIS senior clinical director of community pharmacy, Shanel Raichura.

Community pharmacists rely on the limited detail held in the Summary Care Record or phoning hard-pressed GP surgeries when checking details on prescriptions or offering enhanced services.

Easy and secure access to patients’ medical records would save time and help pharmacists see the full picture.

Read Shanel's full article in Independent Community Pharmacist.

Shanel Raichura, EMIS senior clinical director of community pharmacy