The insulin passport is a patient-held record that documents an individual’s current insulin products (including biosimilar insulins) and enables a safety check each time insulin is prescribed, dispensed, and administered. This safety check entails healthcare professionals cross-referencing available information to confirm the correct identity of insulin products.
A patient information booklet is also available which outlines key safety advice for patients on insulin including how to use the insulin passport, storing insulin, ensuring they get the right insulin and dose and identifying potential problems.
Where to get insulin passports and patient information booklets
Sample insulin passports and patient information booklets are available to download.
Practices can order printed copies of insulin passports via Primary Care Support England (PCSE) supplies.