Rowlands opens outpatient dispensary

Business Rowlands Pharmacy has opened its first outpatient dispensary at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Merseyside, following a "competitive”...
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Gerry Diamond, Other pharmacist
Posted on 21 September 2012.
Anything that helps reduce barriers to seamless care is to be welcomed across sector boundaries and helps develop community clinical pharmacy services needs the professions full support.
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Niall Kealy, Superintendent
Posted on 24/09/12 15:22 in reply to Gerry Diamond.
I have posted this previously, community pharmacies taking over hospital out-patient work do nothing to deliver seamless care. The patient is still getting their medicines from a dispensary that they will most likely rarely visit so from a professional point of view there is no advantage at all. If the patient went to the hospital community pharmacy every month then maybe....but how likely is that?

The only way that seamless care could be achieved is if patients had their medicines dispensed at their usual community pharmacy, where their pharmacist knows them and has a COMPLETE medication record, not just what has been dispensed at the hospital previously.

Lets stop dressing this up as some advancement in pharmacy practice, it is budget shifting from the NHS which in general is just going to the chains (I am aware of one independent who has one of these pharmacies).

We to start gettign real and pushing for real advancement in the sector.
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Gerry Diamond, Other pharmacist
Posted on 30/09/12 00:43 in reply to Niall Kealy.
Perhaps, but my feeling is that more pharmacy practice research needs to be done such as a service evaluation before drawing conclusions. It may not be too long before specialist clinical pharmacy services are provided by community clinical pharmacists on the ward. Who knows, be open minded and lets see what happens x
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