SCR and regulations

SCR and regulations

ehr-electronic health recordFrom 1 April 2016, the terms of service will require NHS pharmacists who have access to the summary care record (SCR) to access this if they consider, in their clinical judgment that it is in the best interests of the patient to do so.

If an NHS pharmacist does access the SCR then this must be in accordance with The NHS Care Record Guarantee guidance available here.

Frequently asked questions

Q. I have access to NHS patients’ summary care records (SCR). Do I have to access SCR and if so, when?

A. If you have access to SCR and consider in your clinical judgment that it is in the best interests of the patient to access SCR then you must do so. If so, then your access of SCR must be in accordance with The NHS Care Record Guarantee guidance available here.

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