Services Database Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)

Service ID

218241

Description

The aims of this service are to improve the post-discharge support for patients by facilitating early medicine reconciliation thereby reducing re-admissions / emergency department attendances and reduce errors on medication prescribed and supplied in the community following changes instigated in hospital.

PharmOutcomes is used by the hospital pharmacist team to refer patients to their usual community pharmacy for an MUR, NMS and/or any other appropriate services.

Location of service

Hampshire & IOW LPC

Commissioner

Not a commissioned service

Method of commissioning

Other

Source of funding

Other

Service type

Discharge support & reablement

Other organisations involved

Community Pharmacy South Central (Hampshire & Isle of Wight LPC)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Wessex AHSN

Dates

Start date: 25/09/2017
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Engagement evening jointly organised by CPSC (Hampshire &Isle Of Wight LPC), UHS NHS Trust and Wessex AHSN.
Refresh on importance of checking PharmOutcomes messages regularly.
Emphasis on contacting patient within first 7 days to invite into community pharmacy for consultation.

Comments

Service currently only operates from UHS (University Hospital Southampton)
Ambition is to replicate across Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Portsmouth hospitals.