Supporting Medicines Optimisation Across Interfaces of Care

The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
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Satellite Supporting Medicines Optimisation Across Interfaces of Care
Speakers Michelle Hoad (Principal Pharmacist Community Services & Lewisham Integrated Medicines Optimisation Service (LIMOS), Pharmacy Department, University Hospital Lewisham, London) and John C Brown (Senior Pharmacist - Anticoagulation and Haematology, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust/University Hospital Lewisham)
Satellite Description

This presentation will share details of the pathway for medicines support across Lewisham to include both the successful Lewisham Integrated Medicines Optimisation Service (LIMOS) and the Clinical Handover Scheme between hospital and primary care pharmacy settings.

The LIMOS service is delivered by a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to support high risk and housebound patients to remain as independent as possible with their medicines. The service is integrated across both the primary and secondary care interface and the health and social care interface, with the aim to ensure patients get the most from medicines, improve medication safety and ultimately reduce medicines-related harm and avoid hospital admissions.

The Clinical Handover service between hospital and community pharmacy settings has the same aims: to improve safe transfers of care around medicines and work collaboratively to improve the adherence agenda. The two schemes integrate together to join up a pathway for medicines support in Lewisham.

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