IT enabling transfer of information between primary and secondary care
7th World Congress on Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
December 07-09, 2017 | Rome, Italy
NHS Wales Informatics Service, United Kingdom
Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Pharmacol Ther Res
A number of studies have identified the risks to patients when information about changes to their medication are not communicated from secondary to primary care in a timely manner. In Wales national IT systems have been developed to share this information and thus reduce these risks. As well as sending discharge information to patients’ GPs, the medicines information can be shared with the patient’s chosen community pharmacy. The pharmacist is then able to use this information, as part of the discharge medicines review service, to reconcile the medicines prescribed on discharge with those prescribed by the GP. Any differences are then resolved, avoiding potential patient harm. This technology is being implemented in hospitals and community pharmacies across Wales with ongoing evaluation in place to determine the impact of the developments on patient care.
Cheryl Way has completed his graduation in Pharmacy from Cardiff University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, MSc in Healthcare Management from University of South Wales. Health Foundation Leader for Change. He has received his Certificate in Leadership for Collaboration from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is a Principal Pharmacist for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.