Greater Manchester

Community Pharmacy Access to the GM Care Record

Health Innovation Manchester is helping community pharmacists to access the GM Care Record via their Patient Medical Record system to boost the quality and safety of prescribing in the community.

Having access to patients’ full health and care record will lead to:

  • Improved patient care: Community pharmacists can make more informed decisions about the medications they prescribe
  • Improved medication safety: Identify potential drug interactions and contraindications, minimising risk of adverse drug reactions.
  • Increased efficiency: medications can be dispensed quickly and accurately, alleviating the pressures on both pharmacists and GP practices.
  • Increased patient satisfaction: Patients feel more confident knowing their pharmacist has access to the full picture of their care
  • Increased communication: Continuity of care is improved and pharmacists can easily contact other health and care teams involved in a patient’s care.
  • Accessing data securely and confidentiality: The GM Care Record is protected from unauthorised access and complies with all relevant laws and regulations.

Following a successful pilot rollout in Bolton in 2023, access to the GM Care Record will become available to PharmOutcomes pharmacies in early 2024.

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