This placement is designed to give individuals the opportunity to see hospital pharmacy in practice. During the placement, individuals will be able to observe the responsibilities of the hospital pharmacy team in priding patient care.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s pharmacies provide pharmacy services to inpatients within the hospitals and also provide services to St Barnabas Hospice. Clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who provide a clinical pharmacy service to individual patients on the wards.
The medicines information section of the pharmacy provides a query answering service and support to the Drug and Therapeutics Committee in terms of new products, formulary, clinical guidelines and patient group directions. Its aim is to support the safe, effective use of medicines by the provision of evidence-based information and advice on their therapeutic use both to support medicines management and to support the pharmaceutical care of individual patients.
Pharmacy also has a sterile production unit for the aseptic preparation of total parenteral nutrition, cytotoxic drugs and other aseptic products for individual patients.
During placement individuals will assist and observe various Pharmacy staff. Individuals will observe dispensing activities including controlled drug dispensing and dispensing for discharge . There may be the opportunity to shadow both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the ward environment, observing medicines reconciliation on admission and discharge, patient counselling and the provision of pharmaceutical care advice to other health care professionals.
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