Services Database Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)
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
Not a commissioned service
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Discharge support & reablement
Other organisations involved
Community Pharmacy South Central (Hampshire & Isle of Wight LPC)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Start date: 25/09/2017
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.
Service currently only operates from UHS (University Hospital Southampton)
Ambition is to replicate across Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Portsmouth hospitals.