Care Home

Medicines Optimisation Services

Rx Advisor's specialist Care Home Clinical Pharmacist & Technician team provides specialist services to care home patients to ensure safe effective use of medicines within the care home in line with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Standards.

We can provide specialised medicines management training workshops for Care Home Staff and Nursing staff. This includes:

  • Basic Medicines Management in the Care Home
  • Advanced Medicines Management in the Care Home
  • How to support patients taking Psychotropic Medicines in the Care Home

  • Rx Advisor was commissioned for the South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust Nursing Home service pilot. As part of this pilot our team provided a care home medicines management audit which helped care homes to:

  • Improve storage of medicines in line with Care Quality Commission standards
  • Improve management of controlled drugs
  • specialist services such as Patient Group Directions (PGDs)for:
  • Support in preparing and updating Standard Operating Procedures and medicines policies
  • Improving repeat prescription ordering and management processes
  • Conducitng individual patient clinical medication reviews
  • Supporting dialogue between the care home, GP practice and community pharmacy
  • We delivered tangible prescribing cost savings of £6 for every £1 invested in the service
  • Train Carers and nurses on medicines management

  • Our team of clinical pharmacists and specialist care home prescribing support technicians can help your care home to ensure that medicines are managed safely and in line with CQC requirements.

    We can provide your home with an audit followed by a detailed report on necessary improvements to ensure you meet the requirements of your CQC inspection.

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