Pharmacists in Primary Care

Clinical pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out a variety of health reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach. 

Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions.

This pharmacy service offers patients a convenient appointment with the right expert health professional for their needs which is really benefiting patients. Appointments are longer in length between 15-30 minutes and you can typically be seen sooner than if you were booking to see a GP.

Pharmacists in Primary Care can see patients for:

  • Structured Medication Reviews to ensure patients the medications are working effectively while minimising side effects and risks.
  • Long Term Disease Management Reviews looking after and monitoring patients with long term complex medication needs
  • Medication queries that patients or GP’s have regarding specific medications that have been prescribed.
  • Medication Reconciliations for patients who leave hospital and need their prescriptions updated.

How do I book an appointment?

Contact your GP practice and request an appointment from the reception team.

Core Prescribing Solutions

Andover Primary Care Network is partnered with Core Prescribing Solutions.

Core Prescribing Solutions is a dynamic health organisation with over 25 years’ combined experience in the NHS, primary care, health informatics and the pharmacy sector.

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