Using electronic health records professionally

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

This decision tool is aimed at community pharmacists and it aims to provide guidance on accessing a patient’s electronic summary care record. It includes a decision making matrix, which covers governance requirements for accessing a patient’s summary care record, plus potential scenarios where there may be a professional clinical need to do so. These scenarios include; supplying medicines in an emergency, finding out about allergies and checking potential medicine interactions with over the counter medicines.


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