I type a lot of letters, and I type that sentence a lot.
How about instead of relying on patients who may be vulnerable to remember to bring a list of their medication - which some may presume their consultant already has access to - the GP obtain consent from the patient before making the referral to the consultant to email a list of their medication along with the referral. Maybe IT folk could create a field that already populates that info into referral letters automatically and the GP can edit it out if they so desire.
27 Oct '18
Try using the summary care record (https://portal.national.ncrs.nhs.uk/portal/) on the NHS spine.
Have had this problem in our Pre-Op assessment service. Now all our nurses can log into this with their smart cards and can see the patient's medications.
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