A one-off £200 payment will be awarded to each England-based community pharmacy contractor when the summary care record (SCR) service is activated before 31 March 2017, and pharmacies using the SCR can earn points through the Quality Payments scheme — which could be worth up to £1,280. Learn more about the service and how to use it with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on the SCR.
News and analysis
Hospital pharmacists can save almost ten minutes per patient and identify more discrepancies when reconciling medication if they have access to the summary care record, according to research published in the Journal of Pharmacy Management.
More than 3,000 community pharmacies in England can now access their patients’ summary care records (SCRs) through a new one-click function.
More than 85% of community pharmacies do not access the summary care record at all over a typical week, an analysis of NHS data has shown.
The summary care record (SCR) is now used in almost 6,000 community pharmacies — around half the total number in England — one year after its roll out to community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, NHS Digital has announced.
David Branford, member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board, and Dolly Sud, specialist mental health pharmacist Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, explain the importance of the role of pharmacists in improving the physical well-being of patients with severe mental illness.