Senior lead clinical pharmacist for older people’s medicine and community health at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Each person’s experience of mild cognitive impairment and dementia will be quite different. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams are well placed to assist in both the early identification of dementia, as well as to help patients manage their medicines.
Medicines-related hospital readmissions are a huge cost to the NHS, but there are ways to reduce this.
We must remember that consultations with patients should meet their individual needs because we should not be doing it just so we can say wehave done our job