Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre was the first practice in the area to recognise the huge benefits of adding a Clinical Pharmacist to a primary care team. As funding was not available for single practices, we went ahead and employed Nick who has now been working with us for three years. He is very much part of our team and his role has proved invaluable.
He is responsible for checking and adding medication for our newly registered patients, he undertakes face to face reviews with patients on more than 4 medications and who can be very complex and is able to explain changes to patients.
Nick reconciles discharge medication from the various Hospitals. He visits our Care Homes and works with them with regards to patient medication.
All of the above releases time for our GPs and increases the safety of our patients with regard to their medications.