Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines

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Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines - Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield

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 Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield

 

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 Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield today or give us a call on 01352 710077.

David Birtwistle
David Birtwistle
Small but friendly, this store has a Post Office franchise (which recently re-opened), but with limited opening hours. Only one customer is allowed at one time, though, and you must wear a face mask.
Jan Davies
Jan Davies
I work in Panton Surgery in Holywell, and the staff at Greenfield pharmacy always go above and beyond their call of duty towards patients and members of staff alike. Well done team. Keep up the great work
Tracy Tanner
Tracy Tanner
I had a query re home delivery for members of my family who are house bound? Spoke to Lynne, who was able to sort it out with the help of the Pharmacy team for them to be included on the prescription Home Delivery Service. There was no fuss, no awkward questions, just a friendly chat & explaining how it all works? Thank you so much. Take care & stay safe. Tx
Maureen Campbell
Maureen Campbell
Excellent quality of service, all the staff are so caring and always do their best for the customers thank you