Services Database Supply of Pharmaceutical Services to Care Homes through Community Pharmacy (Manchester Area)

Service ID

28215

Description

The aim of the service is to maintain patient safety within the care home in respect of the medication and other medicines related issues.

The services to be provided by the contractor are:

  • advice and an initial assessment of the clinical and cost effective use of medicines;
  • a system for the management of, safe storage, supply and administration of medicines including making the appropriate recommendations to the care home;
  • ensuring that there are appropriate systems in place for the administration, safe storage, ordering and safe disposal of medication;
  • ensuring that there are appropriate recording systems in place for the administration, safe storage, ordering and safe disposal of medication;
  • ensuring the appropriate systems are in place to facilitate the sharing of information about a resident’s medication as a person may move from one care environment to another; and
  • to conduct a risk assessment twice a year in respect of all of the above.

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC

Commissioner

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Care home

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

All community pharmacists providing the service are required to complete an open learning pack and on-line assessment from the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) entitled ‘Supporting Care Homes ’ as proof of accreditation to provide the service.

The accredited pharmacist is encouraged to actively engage with training and update sessions provided either by the Commissioner or the Nursing Home Forum.

Comments

This service is available in the Manchester area only.