Recruitment completed for Pharmacy Care Plan service

Tuesday, 30 June 2015
More than 860 patients have been enrolled in to the Pharmacy Care Plan service as the recruitment phase ends, well within the target range of 800-1,000 patients set for the project.

As of 26 June, 865 patients had been enrolled for the Pharmacy Care Plan service during the 18-week launch and recruitment phase. Of these, 705 have already had their baseline review with their pharmacist and this data has been entered on PharmOutcomes. An initial view of the data shows that a very broad range of patients has been recruited, with a wide spread of age ranges, medical conditions and patient activation measures.


During the initial review, patients are asked about the health goals they want to achieve. Most patients have set at least one goal, with around half looking to increase physical activity and/or lose weight in order to improve their quality of life.  Around a third of patients want to see an improvement in their medical condition and about a tenth want to see a reduction in any of the symptoms they may be experiencing.  Our pharmacy teams will be using the personalised Pharmacy Care Plans they have helped the patients to develop to look at different ways in which they can support patients to achieve their goals.  Patients will have interim reviews with their pharmacist when they return to collect prescribed medication, and in-depth reviews after six and 12 months looking the outcomes achieved.
The Community Pharmacy Future project is a collaboration between
Boots
Well Pharmacies
Lloyds Pharmacy
Rowlands Pharmacy a company of the PHOENIX group