Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs to manage the demands on their time.
The practice employs two pharmacists Binita and Ana who share the role and work across the Widnes GP Federation practices.
Please note that patients may be offered an appointment with one of our pharmacists during the care navigation process.
CHANGES TO MEDICATION
From time to time your medication may change on the advice of NHS Halton CCG.
- From a tablet to capsule or vice versa
- From one brand to another
- From one medication to another
The doctor will only do this if the new medication is as good as or better at treating your condition.
Making such changes helps to ensure that every penny spent on your local NHS is spent wisely.
If you have any queries about these changes to your medication please speak to a member of staff at the practice or your local community pharmacist.