These passports were to be issued by healthcare professionals and detailed the patients Insulin as well as other medication and what to do in a Hypo emergency. Locally our pharmacy colleagues in GP practices have been working with GP's to ensure that the passports get issued
Each practice has used a different method to issue the passports and some have written to patients asking them to take their passports to their local pharmacy and ask for an MUR to help them get the passport filled in.
This is a great opportunity to use the MUR to help ensure patient safety. The passports are quite straight forward to fill in and could easily be done during an MUR.
For more information about the alert and also to download copies of the insulin passport and accompanying patient leaflets click here to go to the NPSA Alert website.