THE Royal Pharmaceutical Society is asking members for their views on pharmacists having read/write access to patient records. The question is, as a pharmacist, if you were granted properly consented access to your patients’ medical record how would you use it to improve your day-to-day practise?
I would like to show my support for this campaign via this blog…
Below are some views expressed by pharmacists on Twitter in response to the question by @rpharms in the opening Tweet.
@rpharms: #Pharmacists: If you had “read&write” access to integrated health records, how specifically would you use it to improve patient care?
@RSharmaPharma: I can think of many things! Lots of projects we are doing with community pharmacy around prevention of LTCs! (Long term conditions)
@irnbrufan: to safely assess then update after minor ailment consultation.
@louisapower: @RSharmaPharma @rpharms completely agree, the opportunities would be endless. Shared records = effective collaborative practice.
@kevbizarre: update med doses/info upon admission and d/c from secondary care – so much paed med information is wrong on GP record!
@Michaelwsh: Deliver even better, safer and joined-up high quality person-centred care
@LyndonWhyatt: record and advise on what was discussed and agreed with patients about their health
@AbsoluteGem: Lots of uses – MUR outputs, test results – BP, inspiratory flow rates, improving health literacy and self care for LTCs, allergies
@JohnathanLaird: #pharmacists Check for allergies when dispensing antibiotics
@JohnathanLaird: #pharmacists Necessary for all safe prescribing activity by pharmacists
@JohnathanLaird: read/write access to records is a ‘key enabler’ for all future #pharmacist activity. Well done @rpharms for making the case! @ashsoni0607
@KatieNorris53: improved use of NMS and MURs. No need for gp appointment if we can review in pharmacy.
@KarenPharm: improved records of physical health needs & monitoring for people with mental health illnesses #cmhp15 @CMHPUK @CNWLNHS
@grahamsphillips: @p_gouda1 How about read/write access to the patient electronic record (so long as the patient agrees)
For more about the Royal Pharmaceutical Society campaign, click here