Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines

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Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines - Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool

Why is supervised consumption of prescribed medicines important?

 

When a pharmacist or GP prescribes a patient their medication, the prescriber has a duty of care to their patients. Safety of the patient is a necessity when they’re consuming medication that is considered high-risk. Drug misuse has been and continues to be a prominent issue facing the health of the general public. This extends to medication prescriptions too. If supervision is provided for those who need it, then it can drastically reduce the risk of harm to the individual, their family and the local community.

 

Pharmacist’s role in supervised consumption of prescribed medicines:

 

Our pharmacists ensure the supply of medicines to patients is accurate and is clinically appropriate. In some cases, prescribers request that the administration of the medication is also supervised.

 

Drug dependency

 

Our pharmacists will work closely with those who take illegal drugs through the supervised consumption of prescribed medicines service. They will do this with the dispensing of substitute drugs – for instance, methadone, buprenorphine and suboxone – that allow the user to detox and gradually withdraw from their dependency. Pharmacists will monitor and support those under the supervised consumption service, so they are getting the best use out of their medication.

 

Medication that isn’t dependency-based

 

If the medication you are receiving under your prescription isn’t dependency related, but still placed under supervised consumption by your GP or prescriber, then you will be offered impartial and professional advice during your supervision meetings to make sure you are consuming the medication correctly. If you feel that you require extra support, your pharmacist can refer you to a specialist carer or your GP.

 

What we offer at Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool

 

Our pharmacist can supervise the consumption of a host of medications and substitute drugs to make sure they have been administered appropriately to the user. If you would like to know more information on our supervised consumption of prescribed medicines service, please visit Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool today or give us a call on 0151 425 2224.

Dave Murphy
Dave Murphy
Great pharmacy i just carnt find any faults well done hale villiage . Very helpful staff
Sue Ward
Sue Ward
Very helpful. Always putting the customer first.....
Sue Gerrard
Sue Gerrard
Always had fantastic service from our village pharmacy. Friendly, professional and extremely helpful advice given. During the lockdown weeks, Mike and all the staff worked very hard to ensure this service was provided in a safe manner within the premises and the continued delivery service, vital to so many in the village. Thank you to all concerned, we certainly appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
Madi Gomez
Madi Gomez
Great pharmacy ! Always have my medication on time and friendly staff
Pat Lewis
Pat Lewis
Cannot fault this pharmacy! The service received has always been excellent, including during the recent more difficult months of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sound advice and sympathetic assistance has been offered throughout by this pharmacy’s caring staff, especially to its most vulnerable customers.
De Newman
De Newman
Absolutely fantastic team in this chemist my an the kid's meds never a issue for them when they get changed by gps etc if there anything at all they ring me just a great service thanks all ??
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