As healthcare literacy increases, patients are taking more control over their treatment — it is important for these patients to know how community pharmacies can help them take action, ensuring access to the right care at the right time.
Changes to NHS guidelines could mean that more patients head to their local pharmacy for advice on how to manage their eye condition with the most appropriate product for their needs.
The addition of preservatives allows for multi-dose packaging, and while these preservatives are very effective against pathogens, they were not specifically designed to be friendly to the eye.
Ruth Poole, Healthcare Director at Celesio, looks at the challenges facing the clinical homecare industry which are prompting innovation and new models of care.
Pharmacies deal with a large volume of patient prescriptions via fax on a daily basis. In order to provide good service and compete with other pharmacies effectively, staff members must be able to process prescriptions quickly and accurately, as well as resolve queries in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this can be a significant issue due to outdated and bulky fax technology that is prone to malfunction, security risks, and unnecessary expenses.