Patient engagement is paramount in the journey to empower patients towards their medicines. To support this, our specialist pharmacists are available to discuss their medicine therapy on a one-to-one basis. This gives patients an opportunity to talk openly about their medicines in completely confidential way, promoting discussion that empowers them.
Our pharmacists can counsel patients on all aspects of medication including, for example, helping with understanding why their medicines have been prescribed, how they are best taken and possible side effects. We can also support the self-administration assessment process and undertake the relevant education session with the patient in preparation for this. Facilitating this confidential discussion with a Pharmacist facilitates concordance with medicines, a key outcome measure.
One-to-one clinics support patient-centred care and can demonstrate an improvement for patients’ management of their medicines.