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New standard for information sharing by community pharmacies and GP practices

NHS Digital has published a new standard to improve sharing of clinical information between community pharmacies and GP practices.

This will allow information that community pharmacists gather when providing services such as vaccinations, medications and guidance with minor ailments to be shared digitally with patients’ GPs.

Improving data sharing is expected to cut medication errors, improve patient safety and reduce administrative work for staff.

The first part of the standard, which has been developed by NHS Digital, the Professional Record Standards Body and others, details what information should be recorded about vaccinations and emergency medicines supplied by community pharmacies.