The Safe Use of Insulin and You Information booklet can be used in partnership with the patient-held record (the Insulin Passport) which documents the patient’s current insulin products and enables a safety check for prescribing, dispensing and administration.
Both these document improve patient safety by empowering patients as they take an active role in their treatment with insulin.
If working in a GP practice, record the appropriate Read Code in the patient’s notes:
These cards can be ordered by contacting the local representative, for more information about how to obtain these and corresponding read codes and advice link to the NHS diabetes website www.diabetes.nhs.org.uk
If the correct insulin safety card is not available:
Give the NPSA generic insulin passport and complete the details for the insulin(s) and device prescribed.