Polypharmacy reviews in dispensing GP practices

Where? NHS Highland What? Primary care clinical pharmacist providing face-to-face pharmaceutical care reviews for patients in two dispensing GP practices. Why? Based on PfE stating that patients of dispensing practices should receive pharmaceutical care support from a clinical pharmacist. Context Patients taking 4 or more medicines are invited for a “brown bag” annual medication review…

Polypharmacy reviews in care homes

Where? NHS Highland What? Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist providing face-to-face pharmaceutical care reviews for residents in all care homes in North Highland. Why? Based on Prescription for Excellence stating that care home patients have higher level of pharmaceutical care needs. Context All patients at care homes reviewed by pharmacist on admission to care home (including…

Care home polypharmacy reviews

Where? NHS Lanarkshire What? A community pharmacist prescriber working with two care homes

 undertaking polypharmacy reviews. Why? To improve appropriateness of medicines prescribed and the quality of life for the people living in these homes. Context  168 patients from two care homes as caseload across 5 GP practices. Funding?  Funded via NHS Lanarkshire Prescription for…