- Demonstrate a significant reduction in the amount of GP time spent (especially locum GP time) by seeing patients in appointment slots for clinical medication reviews, and respond to urgent medication requests and queries. Complex patients or those with additional needs may require longer appointment slots.
- Review the ongoing need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicines. Ensuring they get the best use of their medicines
- Minor ailments triage: Managing caseload of patients with common /minor/self-limiting ailments requesting GP appointments and triaging patients appropriately.
- Provide patient-facing clinics for those patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medication in order to improve medication adherence.
- Minor ailments appointment slots – patient ages 2-70, weekday mornings, 7 - 15 minute appointments for minor ailment consultations.
- Contribute to multidisciplinary reviews about medication-related issues
- Reconcile medicines following hospital discharge
- Review daily pathology results for selected patients on known medicines
- Targeted medication reviews particularly in high-risk patients (frail elderly, poly-pharmacy, renal and hepatic impairment, high-risk medicines etc.)
- Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients and produce recommendations for the nurses and GPs on prescribing.
- Administer influenza and travel vaccines
- Support practices with the management of patients with drug dependence and alcohol-related disorders.
- Signpost patients to other services or sources of information in addition to medication information when necessary in order to improve the general health and well-being of patients.
- Make appropriate recommendations to the senior clinical pharmacist or GPs for medical improvement.
- Unplanned Admissions and Discharge
- Review the use of medicines most commonly associated with unplanned hospital admissions and readmissions through audits and individual patient reviews.
- Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to high‐risk patient groups.
- To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals, intermediate care and into care homes, Including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes and working with patients and Community Pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post-discharge. Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicine supply to high‐risk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year
- 8-hour shift
- Monday to Friday