Ask a group of community pharmacists what would make their professional lives easier and many would say access to patients’ medical records. But this is something that has, so far, eluded the profession.
Now a pilot service, which allows patients to access their own medical records via the internet, could solve the problem. One of the doctors at the centre of the pilot — which will be rolled out to 100 sites in the next few weeks — says patients can use the technology to give pharmacists access to their records.
Bellingham, Clare, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 278(7438), 160