Frail elderly medication reviews

NHS commissioned clinical services

Care home services

PSS has provided care home medication review services since 2009. One of our pharmacists was involved in the ground breaking Care Homes Use of Medicines (CHUMS) study which showed that 70% of residents were exposed to a medication error every day and modification to treatment were needed for half of the medicines prescribed. We have run care home medication review services in many areas of the UK including Leicester, Leeds, Bradford, Airedale and Hampshire.

Our services have consistently highlighted that working closely with residents, care home staff, GPs, community pharmacy, and other healthcare professionals can identify unnecessary and inappropriate prescribing, and wasted medicines, thus reducing the risk of harm

Our pharmacist led care home service

Domiciliary medication review

PSS has pioneered the development of primary care pharmacist services since 2000. After the success of our care home medicines management service in Bradford which produced net savings of £200/resident, and improved the quality of medication prescribing and monitoring, a similar service was set up for house bound , socially isolated people prescribed polypharmacy (Medicines Support at Home – MESH). A pilot in 2012 proved the benefits of the concept and the service has been recommissioned for a second time by Bradford District and City CCGs.

Our pharmacist Medicines Support at Home (MESH) service.

Some of our pharmacists are also involved in the research of how to implement “deprescribing” in a way that fully engages patients and carers; and how to use data bases to identify patients most likely to benefit from medication reviews