Care Home Proxy Access for Repeat Medication:

NHS Lincolnshire ICB are working with NHSE&I and the Lincolnshire Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) Steering Group to support PCN rollout of proxy ordering of repeat medication in care homes.

Proxy access allows authorised care home staff to view a residents GP repeat medication record and request medication online on their behalf.

One of the main benefits is a much more efficient ordering process for both the care home and GP practice staff, saving time and reducing risk.

To support practices and care homes we have produced a Lincolnshire 'Step by Step' guide which contains templates, data sharing agreements and standard operation procedures that can be used to implement proxy ordering.

Useful Care Home Documents


CD Scheduling Poster


Here you will find a poster designed to be displayed in care homes. This helps to see which drugs are Controlled drugs, and what storage and record keeping requirements are needed for each schedule. This also includes legal requirements, as well as best practice for care homes.




Good Practice for Managing Controlled Drugs in Care homes


This document provides a detailed explanation of good practice for managing Controlled Drugs in care homes. It sets out the requirements that all care homes need to follow from booking in CDs, storage requirements, recording and disposal of CDs.





Safe Storage of Medication in Care Homes


A visual poster to outline the requirements for storing each category of medication safely in the care home.