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pharmacy studentsJune 27 2016

Pharmacies in England should make the most of Summary Care Record training opportunities, PSNC is advising.

It is a requirement that prior to a pharmacy becoming authorised to access patient SCRs, one person per pharmacy must have attended a Health and Social Care Information Centre or HSCIC-approved face-to-face implementation briefing. So far, 15% of community pharmacies have gone live with SCR, but funding for training by HSCIC is not yet guaranteed beyond March 2017.

“SCR briefing events are taking place across the country for a limited period,” said PSNC. “We recommend that all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians avoid missing out on their nearest scheduled event before training finishes in their area. If necessary, pharmacy professionals may also apply to attend an event in a neighbouring area.”

To encourage uptake of SCR training, HSCIC has produced a series of material highlighting the benefit of SCR access. These include:

  • a pharmacy case study describing how SCR access works in practice;
  • storyboards giving examples of scenarios in which accessing the SCR could be beneficial; and
  • factsheets highlighting key statistics, examples of when to access the SCR and the role of the Privacy Officer.

“Payment of the one-off £200 SCR allowance will be triggered when the contractor has submitted the SCR in Community Pharmacy Usage Agreement to HSCIC and accessed the SCR,” added PSNC.

Links:

PSNC announcement

PSNC SCR resources

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