Working with hospital colleagues

Working with hospital colleagues

Effective team working between community pharmacists and their hospital colleagues should enhance patient care. This page contains guidance and resources on matters of common interest for both sectors of the profession.

Transfer of Care

Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Guidance and resources on transfer of patients care between different settings

Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Hospital referral to community pharmacy: An Innovators’ Toolkit to support the NHS in England

In 2005 PSNC worked with other pharmacy organisations to  develop guidance and resources on discharge and transfer planning:

Moving Patients, Moving Medicines, Moving Safely – Guidance

Moving Patient, Moving Medicines, Moving Safely – Workbook

State of readiness self-assessment template

Action Plan Template

MURs and NMS

Guidance was published in January 2012 highlighting how the New Medicine Service (NMS) and post discharge MURs can be used to provide a seamless care pathway for patients who transfer from hospital to the community setting.

The guidance was developed and published by NHS Employers and PSNC working with a hospital and community pharmacy reference group. The guidance has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Guidance for community pharmacy about engaging with hospital colleagues

Guidance for hospital colleagues about engaging with community pharmacy

Template national referral form

Template patient information leaflet

PowerPoint presentation for LPCs to use when discussing NMS/MUR with hospital colleagues

NHS Employers has produced a video about medicines reconciliation which follows the medicines pathway from a patient’s point of view, demonstrating that both hospital and community pharmacists can work together to improve patients’ understanding of their medicines:

NHS Employers video on medicines reconciliation

The following video shows an example of an MUR and may provide a useful insight for hospital colleagues who are not familiar with the service:

Video of an MUR

PSNC Briefing 062/16: Services Factsheet – NMS guide for other healthcare professionals (October 2016)

PSNC Briefing 061/16: Services Factsheet – MUR guide for other healthcare professionals (October 2016)

Advanced services (general)

PSNC Advanced Services PowerPoint presentation for GPs and hospital colleagues (August 2017)

PSNC Advanced Services PowerPoint presentation for GPs and hospital colleagues (August 2017) (PDF)



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