Some examples of clinical support services are provided below, this is not a comprehensive list as pharmacist specialist training varies widely.
Contact us directly for specialist advice on your requirements.
DMARD monitoring and prescribing
We can provide various levels of care for patients taking rheumatoid medications requiring monitoring. Where practices have a robust protocol in place we undertake prescribing of medications. We can also support development of practice procedures to move monitoring and prescribing of DMARDs from the medical workload to pharmacist caseload
From the point of diagnosis, we can initiate, titrate and monitor pharmacological treatment in line with national guidelines and individualised patient care. Undertaking annual reviews, we have an opportunity to support health improvement and change treatment guided by patient experience and up to date evidence.
As clinically trained practitioners we can undertake blood pressure monitoring as indicated and initiate changes at the point of care
Diabetic Management and Annual Review
As a long term condition, diabetes is a growing epidemic within our society and recent times have provided an extra barrier to long term care.
Targeted management of diabetes and associated complications is a public health priority.
We can support monitoring of bloods, medication review, lifestyle advice, clinical assessment, cardiovascular risk assessment and referral to support services in line with local procedure and national guidelines.
Respiratory Management and Annual Review
Poor asthma control has been identified as an area of priority within the National Review of Asthma Deaths. As experts in medicines and inhaled therapy treatments, our pharmacists can undertake annual reviews or treatment assessments of patients living with asthma and recommend changes to improve control.
We have the skills required to undertake practice based spirometry testing for assessment by medical practitioners. In line with the GOLD guidelines we can assess patients living with COPD and advise or step up treatment as necessary.
In line with our core values, we aim to streamline services and reduce unnecessary practice appointments.
Where clinical training has been achieved, we can undertake phlebotomy at point of patient care, removing the need for an additional appointment with another healthcare practitioner.
Influenza Vaccination Clinics
We can administer influenza vaccines and other agreed vaccinations in accordance with training and local protocol. Where necessary we can provide specialist knowledge or signposting on public health programmes available to the general public.
If you would like to learn more or discuss specific requirements for your practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Email our pharmacy services team