The Andover PCN pharmacy team was formed in December 2019 and currently consists of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician. Their expert medication knowledge helps patients to get quick answers to any questions they may have, or have their prescriptions changed where the local area is experiencing supply issues.
This is an area where we can really help GP’s. However, we also understand that many might not be confident knowing what can and can’t be referred to a pharmacist/pharmacy technician rather than a GP. I wanted to reassure you, the only way to learn is to practice, and over time you’ll learn what can be seen by us and what needs a GP input.
We created a simple flow chart to help guide you and we have also set up a ‘Pharmacy Queries’ inbox on each practice’s EMIS.
The queries can include;
These could come from a variety of sources (patients, community pharmacies, even GP’s).
Katie (Kathryn) Norris – since December 2019
Laura Ackerman – since October 2020
The CCG medicines optimisation team are also part of the virtual pharmacy team in Andover.
Margaret Smith, pharmacist, for Andover Health Centre, Charlton Hill and St Mary’s surgeries
Nick Hale, pharmacist, for Shepherds Spring Medical Centre and Adelaide Medical Centre
Emma Langdown, pharmacy technician across the 5 Andover practices.
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