Pharmaceutical Advice to Care Homes

Community pharmacists provide an advisory service to care homes within Herefordshire, with over 85 local care homes visited during the past year.  The visiting pharmacist is usually the pharmacist that supplies the medicines to the home and they will provide advice on medicine storage, record keeping, staff training, and ways of reducing risks around ordering, receiving and administering medicines to patients.

The pharmacist aims to reduce avoidable harm associated with high risk medications and this service has been well received by local care homes.

For further information on this service please talk to the local community pharmacist.