Also working from the surgery – but employed by the Primary Care Trust – is a range of attached staff including district nurses, health visitors, continuing care nurses, clinical psychologist, dietician and a midwife.
Clinical Pharmacist in General Practices
Pharmacists are Health Care Professionals focusing on safe and effective use of medicines. A Clinical Pharmacist works directly with the healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive medication management that optimise patient care.
Clinical Pharmacist is part of the Additional Roles program introduced by NHS England. The programme involves clinical pharmacist working in general practice in conjunction with GPs. In this role, the clinical pharmacist assesses medication related needs by the followings:
- Reviewing medical records to determine clinical status of the patient
- Meeting with the patient face-to-face, through telephone consultation or letters
- Obtaining, organising and interpreting patient data
- Prioritising patient problems and medication related needs
- Audit works on medicine optimisation and cost effective prescribing
The Practice has 2 Clinical Pharmacists Mrs Uma Bhatt and Ms Zinat Rajan.