Pharmacist boost for surgeries

Published on: 28 Jul 2017

SOME GP surgeries in the Downend area are to benefit from clinical pharmacists who will be able to provide expert advice to patients. 

The Willow Surgery, Emersons Green Medical Centre and Leap Valley Surgery are among 46 surgeries taking part in the scheme, which aims to free up GPs’ time and allow them to see patients with more complex conditions.  

The clinical pharmacists will offer expert advice on medicine issues, those taking multiple medications and will work alongside GPs and nurses to help manage patients’ long-term conditions. 

The practices belong to a group,  One Care Ltd, whose chief executive Ruth Taylor said: “The success of the bid has been made possible by collaboration between the practices and the use of digital innovation.”

 

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