Services Database Impact of pharmacy Care Upon Adherence to Cardiovascular Medicines – Pilot
Seventy one patients discharged from a London Heart Attack Centre following acute treatment for a coronary event were enrolled and followed up for six months. Thirty two pharmacies from six London boroughs were allocated into intervention or control sites.
The intervention was delivered by community pharmacists face-to-face in the pharmacy, or by telephone. Consultations were delivered as part of the New Medicine Service (NMS) or a Medicines Use Review (MUR).
They involved a 15–20 minute motivational interview aimed at improving protective cardiovascular medicine taking.
Location of service
North East London LPC
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Other organisations involved
Pharmacists in the intervention delivery group participated in a 2-day training session on motivational interviewing, followed by a subsequent booster session, given by an expert psychologist. An additional training session on the use of secondary prevention medicines after a MI was given by a consultant pharmacist.