Pharmacists in care homes…What’s the point?

GREAT video, showing patient-centred care in a care home, featuring pharmacist, Wasim Baqir.

 

Pharmacists working in care homes was specifically mentioned in the Scottish Government’s recently launched National Clinical Strategy, which said that the contribution of pharmacists could be “considerably enhanced”, by using their expertise to ensure that “people with complex medication regimes have their care optimised, and the potential for side effects or harmful interactions reduced,” in care home settings.

According to a new report by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the widespread introduction of a pharmacist in every care home across Great Britain could save the NHS £135 million a year. Read more about it here.

 

 

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