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Summary care record

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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.

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SCR access cuts medicines reconciliation time by nearly ten minutes per patient, study finds

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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.

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Single-click access to patient records for pharmacists officially launched


More than 3,000 community pharmacies in England can now access their patients’ summary care records (SCRs) through a new one-click function.

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Majority of community pharmacies do not access the SCR in a typical week, analysis shows


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.

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Summary care record now used in 50% of community pharmacies in England

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.

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What can pharmacists do to improve the physical health of people with mental illness?Subscription

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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.

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