Pharmacy Access

Providing safer and more efficient patient care by connecting the pharmacy and GP practice in England

Pharmacy Access links directly with GP systems to provide pharmacists with better visibility of a patient's medical history and gives them the ability to request repeat prescriptions.

  • Community pharmacy

Features and benefits

  • Secure information sharing over the N3 network viewed electronically in a read-only format.
  • Directly request repeat prescriptions from EMIS Web practices.
  • Full audit trail of all requested, accepted and rejected prescriptions.
  • Reduce the need for surgery visits for patients and pharmacy practice.
  • Improve patient safety with more effective dispensing by allowing pharmacists access to patients’ medical records.
  • Increase medication compliance and minimise risk of patients running out of medication.

Pharmacy Access combines the Medicines Manager and GP Record Viewer modules within ProScript Connect to give pharmacists a more complete picture of patient care, allowing them to work in a more time efficient and joined up manner with GP practices in their community.

Medicines Manager

Pharmacy Access provides a secure way for community pharmacies using ProScript Connect to send repeat prescription requests to GP practices using EMIS Web. Not only does the system save time, it also provides a full audit trail ensures patients’ prescriptions are effectively managed.

GP Record Viewer

The Pharmacy Access solution provides a secure read-only view of a patient's relevant health record including current medication, allergies and key test results, minimising the risk to patients during the dispensing process.

Secure patient information

All patient information is shared only once the GPs have enabled a sharing agreement with the pharmacies and for GP Record Viewer, patients must provide documented consent. Access to patient records is governed by strong, role-based controls enforced by NHS Smartcards. 

“Sharing information with pharmacies has proved no different to sharing with district nurses, with similar benefits too including safer, better patient care.”

Dr Farzana Hussain, The Project Surgery, Newham

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