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Pharmacists to have access to medical records

Posted in privacy by ukliberty on February 12, 2009

No offence intended to pharmacists, but why don’t we just publish all our medical records in local and national press, our websites etc?  

Pharmacists will gain access to the Summary Care Record for the first time under plans by NHS IT chiefs, Pulse can reveal.

In a key step towards Government proposals for pharmacies to take on more clinical work, pilots are being considered in community pharmacies across the country.

The plan has provoked concern among GPs over the confidentiality of patient data, but a spokesperson from Connecting for Health said it was a ‘positive move’ for the rollout of the hugely delayed care record.

‘We have been talking to pharmacists in Bradford about the potential of having pilots in that area. The pilots will involve pharmacists having full access to viewing a patient’s summary care record.

(hat-tip enbee)

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