Access to the Summary Care Record is great, but patients need much more, says Noel Wicks
As expected, the national media have been having a field day fabricating stories about the pharmacy corporates using the data for nefarious marketing purposes. When I think about it, the irony is that it’s the NHS that would benefit from the data that the corporates generate, not the other way round. This data could help the NHS gain an understanding of patients and the way they lead their life.
I suspect that a person’s shopping habits, be it food and drink or medicines and healthcare, could certainly be as useful as the information available in an SCR. That aside, what will access to the SCR do for community pharmacy?