Our specialist pharmacists work within the independent hospital sector to check, review and annotate patient’s prescription charts. Medical practitioners come to rely on this essential pharmacy function not only in minimising risk and contributing to patient safety, but also in optimising the use of prescribed medication.
The pharmacist will review the charts and make recommendations to optimise current treatment. Clinical considerations can include choice of drug, the prescribed dose, formulation suitability, timing and route of administration. Charts are also reviewed to ensure they meet all legal criteria necessary to enable administration.
Relevant issues identified are raised in the form of an intervention; each of these is then graded according to potential severity to ease prioritisation. Concerns are categorised as clinical or technical in nature. Where issues are raised that require immediate attention by the prescriber, a professional discussion between pharmacist and prescriber will take place.