Pharmacy First: EMIS Pinnacle rolls out new GP Connect feature for community pharmacies

EMIS Pinnacle, the leading Pharmacy First IT supplier, has begun implementing the GP Connect Update Record feature to all community pharmacies in England that
use PharmOutcomes.

Starting June 28, this new feature was made available for use with the Hypertension case-finding service and the Pharmacy contraception service, as announced by
the Community Pharmacy England (CPE).

The GP Connect Update Record will enable community pharmacies to securely share “structured” information with GP practices regarding consultations conducted under
the Pharmacy First programme, which includes minor illness and clinical pathways, along with Hypertension Case Finding and Pharmacy Contraception services

Live testing is underway with EMIS Pinnacle for Pharmacy First minor illness and clinical pathways.

There are plans to expand the system in the future to include updates for urgent supply of medicines under the Pharmacy First service.

EMIS Pinnacle is the third CPCF IT system supplier to offer this functionality, following Cegedim’s Pharmacy Services system and Positive Solutions’ HXConsult
system.