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.