Category list : Commissioning support units
Could big data be the future of pharmacy? Subscription
The information gleaned from vast amounts of data presents a promising way to maximise the value of medicines, from identifying poor adherence to improving quality of prescribing. Projects in both the UK and the United States are doing just that.
Older patients are more susceptible to harm from polypharmacy and transfer between care settings can result in medication discrepancies. To address this issue Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, conducted a pilot project, where prescribing support via a pharmacist and pharmacy technician were offered to GPs through conducting post-discharge medication reviews in patients who were aged ...
What do we know about commissioning? Subscription
Next year, the NHS Commissioning Board will come to life and we will see the birth of a new commissioning environment in England. Dawn Connelly reviews what we know so far