Dipti Fatania writes in Pulse:
Pharmacists will be allowed access to GP records in order to ensure that they ‘give people the right medicines’, the health secretary has announced.
Speaking to MPs in Parliament, Jeremy Hunt said that the Department of Health would be pressing ahead with a scheme to allow pharmacists to access patient records.
In 2011, a pilot scheme to allow pharmacists in Bradford access to Summary Care Records was scrapped in order to focus on building â€˜trust and confidence in the SCRâ€™.
But Mr Hunt has signalled the go-ahead for the scheme nationally. He told MPs last week that â€˜there is a lot that pharmacists can doâ€™ and allowing them access to GP patient records will help to improve dispensing of medicines.