At our local pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead, we understand the importance of a smooth transition from hospital to home. That’s why we offer our Discharge Medicines Service, a comprehensive care package designed to ensure you receive the correct medications as your healthcare professional prescribes.
Upon your discharge from the hospital, we manage your prescriptions, ensuring that the transition is seamless and the dosage instructions are followed correctly.
Recognising our pivotal role in your healthcare journey, we prioritise your well-being, ensuring you can focus on recovery while we manage your medication needs. As your trusted local pharmacy, we are committed to delivering exceptional care, from prescription services to travel vaccinations.
Our Services With Discharge Medicines
Our Discharge Medicines process begins right from the moment you’re discharged. Once we receive your discharge summary, we cross-verify all the medicines with your existing prescriptions. We take care to understand the changes and ensure no medication is missed.
Post-delivery, we conduct a thorough review of your medications. Our pharmacists take the time to explain each prescription to ensure that you understand your medication regimen, the dosage instructions, and any potential side effects.
Even after the delivery of your discharge medicines, our care for you continues. We conduct follow-up checks to confirm your adherence to the medication, understand any side effects you might be experiencing, and address any concerns or queries you might have.
Emergency Prescription Service
In the event of an emergency or if a medication runs out, we provide a prescription service to ensure you have continuous access to the medication you need. Our team is always ready to assist with your prescription needs.
Remember, as your local pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead, we’re more than just a prescription service. We’re your partner in health, offering you comprehensive care and support in your recovery journey.
Medication reconciliation is a critical part of your discharge medicines service. It is the process of creating the most accurate list possible of all medications a patient is taking — including drug name, dosage, frequency, and route — and comparing that list against the physician’s admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders, with the goal of providing correct medications to the patient at all transition points within the hospital.
How it Works
Upon receiving your discharge summary, our expert pharmacists will compare your previous medication list with the new medicine list. This step is crucial to identify any discrepancies and rectify them to ensure the accuracy of medication information.
Post-medication reconciliation, our pharmacists provide a detailed counselling session. The purpose of this session is to discuss the changes in your medication regimen, explain the purpose of each medicine, and answer any queries you might have. We aim to ensure that you fully understand your medication regimen, reducing the likelihood of any medication errors.
Reporting and Documentation
We maintain a meticulous record of the reconciliation process. This includes the comparison report of your old and new medication list well-being and notes from the counselling session. In the event of any discrepancies identified and rectified, we document the changes and the action taken. All this information is safely stored and is accessible for future reference.
Communication with Healthcare Professionals
In case of any significant discrepancies in the discharge summary, our pharmacists will communicate with your healthcare professionals. We ensure that any changes in the medication are made with the complete knowledge and approval of your healthcare provider, guaranteeing that the information about your medication regimen remains consistent across all healthcare settings.
Ongoing Review and Support
The process of medication reconciliation doesn’t end with a single session. Our pharmacists provide an ongoing review of your medication regimen and offer support in case of any changes or new prescriptions. We believe in providing a continuous care experience, prioritising your health and well-being.
In conclusion, medication reconciliation is vital in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of your medication therapy. As your local pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead, we consider it our responsibility to provide you with comprehensive medication reconciliation services to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.
Continuous Care and Support
Our comprehensive follow-up services ensure that you are managing your medication regimen. These services include routine checks to understand your adherence to the medication, identify any side effects you might be experiencing, and address any concerns you may have.
Our pharmacists conduct routine checks after the delivery of your discharge medicines. These checks are crucial to ensure that you take your medication as prescribed, understand the dosage instructions, and manage any potential side effects.
Side Effects Management
We understand that some medications may have side effects. As part of our follow-up services, we monitor these effects and provide the necessary guidance and support to manage them effectively.
We are always here to address any concerns or queries you might have about your medication. Our pharmacists are available for consultation to provide the information you need for a smooth recovery journey.
Coordination with Ongoing Care Providers
We believe in integrated care and work closely with your healthcare providers to meet your medication needs. This coordination includes communicating any changes in your medication regimen, sharing relevant information and status updates, and ensuring your treatment plan is effective and appropriate.
Medication Regimen Updates
We regularly communicate with your healthcare providers to inform them about any changes in your medication regimen. These updates are crucial to ensure your treatment plan is consistent and effective.
Sharing Relevant Information
We share necessary information, such as your medication adherence, potential side effects or any concerns you might have with your care providers. This shared information helps in making informed decisions about your healthcare.
Ensuring Treatment Plan Effectiveness
Our pharmacists work closely with your healthcare providers to ensure your treatment plan works as intended. We provide feedback and insights based on our follow-ups and medication reviews to aid in adjusting your treatment plan if required.
In conclusion, our continuous care and support services are designed to provide you with a seamless recovery experience. As your local pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead, we are committed to delivering exceptional care, from prescription services to aftercare, offering you comprehensive support in your recovery journey.