Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) – What is Approaching Standards?
Date: Monday 15 March 2021
Location: Zoom Webinar
Many authorised care home staff can quickly, safely and securely order their resident’s medications online. This saves the care home, pharmacy and GP practice staff time. It also makes the dispensing of individual medicines easier and creates an automatic audit trail.
To help, the Local Government Association and NHS have published a step-by-step guide. It takes care homes through setting up and granting authorised care home staff proxy access to their resident’s GP online services account.
Proxy access is when an individual is authorised to access another person’s GP online services account and given an individual login and password to do this.
The guidance provides examples of all the documentation needed. It explains that before the GP practices can grant someone with proxy access, the care home must have a secure email system such as NHSmail.
It must also:
Find out more, including the support available to care homes to do this, by accessing the new guidance written for care homes, GP practices and pharmacies on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.
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