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Guidance and templates for faster ordering of medications and access to information in the resident’s GP record

Guidance and templates for faster ordering of medications and access to information in the resident’s GP record

A faster and safer way for care home residents to order medication and to access GP record information is now available.

Ordering your residents’ medication and having access to real time patient information from their GP online services account, will help you, the pharmacy and GP practice save time. It will also help make the dispensing of individual medicines easier and potentially result in the reduction of medication waste.

To help, the LGA and NHS have published a step-by-step guide for care homes, GP practices and pharmacies to support ordering medication by proxy, and Access to Information in the GP record guide to support implementation.

The guidance is linked to TPP and EMIS GP practice systems and also covers the necessary security and governance requirements, as it will also help create an audit trail. In addition, all the resources for GP proxy national and regional pages can be found here.

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