New guidance has been published to help care homes to order their resident’s medications online.
Ordering online saves care home, pharmacy and GP practice staff time. It also makes dispensing easier and creates an automatic audit trail. It’s quick, safe and secure for authorised care home staff to do.
To help care homes, the NHS and the Local Government Association have published a step-by-step guide.
The guide details how to set up and grant authorised care home staff proxy access to resident’s GP online services. Proxy access is when an individual is permitted to access another person’s online GP account and given an individual login and password to do this.
The guidance provides examples of all the documentation you’ll need and explains that you’ll need a secure email system, such as NHSmail.
You’ll also need to:
You can find out more, including the support available to care homes to do this, by accessing the new guidance on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.
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