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Community Pharmacy Update No.3
01 December 2014
Tackling waste
A project is currently being piloted by the medicines management pharmacy technicians to help tackle waste. The technicians, alongside the prescribing clerks from the pilot practices, are contacting patients to check whether all the items requested on their repeat list are actually needed that month. Where a patient is on a managed repeat scheme, the technicians will contact the pharmacy to advise of any changes made. It is hoped that this scheme will reduce over-ordering and waste. The practices involved in this pilot are Derby Road, Chesterfield Drive, Debenham, Dr Solway and Whale, The Grove and Haven Health.
 
Community Pharmacy Update No.2
01 August 2014
Medication switch protocols
The medicines management technicians regularly carry out medication switches in GP practices. These switches may be carried out for safety reasons or to promote cost-effective prescribing.
 
Community Pharmacy Update No.1
01 April 2014
The medicines management team at the Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG have developed this newsletter to help keep community pharmacies informed of current medicine management work.

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