Our PIP does not have access to the patient record. She is now a month into working as a PIP in community pharmacy. So far, she has prescribed for a range of common clinical conditions. Today she has seen a patient with an infected finger. She assesses correctly that the patient needs oral flucloxacillin to treat this. She asks the patient if he has any allergies. He replies that he cannot recall any. She prescribes and subsequently dispenses the flucloxacillin.
The patient phones for an ambulance because he had a severe allergic reaction shortly after taking the first dose of the antibiotic late that day. This reaction had happened before and was recorded in the GP patient record.