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The aims of the HOMe Service are to optimise housebound patients’ medicines to maximise the value that patients derive from their medicines, to reduce hospital admissions and/or readmissions and to reduce medicines waste by:

  • improving the patient’s understanding of their medicines and why they are taking them;
  • improving access to medicines by putting in place systems for the ordering and/or collection of prescriptions and/or delivery of medicines where needs are identified;
  • improving adherence to medication by putting in place systems to support adherence where needs are identified;
  • using the expertise and knowledge of pharmacists on the use of medicines to reduce the incidence of adverse drug effects and/or side effects where possible;
  • checking that appropriate monitoring of medicines is occurring;
  • reducing wastage of medicines;
  • arranging for carer disposal of medicines no longer required and/or are out of date;
  • producing measurable outcomes on the likely reductions in emergency hospital admissions as a result of the interventions made; and 
  • informing future developments in pharmaceutical services to the housebound population.

Location of service

Kingston & Richmond LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Domiciliary care

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The following requirements need to be met:

  • Ensure named pharmacists delivering the service have a current DBS check (within the last 2 years); 
  • Declare that the pharmacy is IG level 2 compliant; and 
  • Ensure named pharmacists delivering the service have attended any relevant training sessions by Kingston CCG.


This service is available in the Kingston area only.