How can pharmacist reduce GP workload?
Pharmacists are become a keystone in the Primary care team, but how do they help reduce workload? One practice said “GPs at the practice were spending upto 60 hours a week reauthorising prescriptions. We took on one pharmacist working 35 hours a week and they cleared all of the reauthorsitations with fewer errors and improved patients services by providing a faster turn around. It also freed up 60 hours of GP time!.”
Clinical pharmacists are capable of far more than just reauthorising prescriptions. They can help improve the quality of prescribing the practice overall by carrying out clinical audits and projects, such as antibiotic stewardship or opiate reductions. They are also a valuable assets to the GP team providing on hand medicines and prescribing advice. Making them an integral part of the practice long term reducing the pressure on the NHS.
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