Medicines Management

Promoting safe and effective use of medication

Maintaining best practice and professional standards in medicines management is crucial to the delivery of high quality patient care.

We ensure our clients are using medicines management policies and processes that meet these standards and are in line with regulatory requirements.

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Specialist clinical pharmacy support

We understand the essential role that medicines play in symptom management and the importance of having the appropriate items in stock to respond promptly to patients’ requirements. We appreciate the need to tailor medicines to suit individual patients and can offer guidance and information to support prescribing decisions.

Our visiting clinical pharmacists develop close working relationships with your clinical team and are available to give authoritative advice on treatments, best practice and regulatory requirements. You will also have access to support from specialist mental health pharmacists.

Our approach is consistent across all our client hospitals and follows our own clinical governance framework. This always includes clinical supervision and support.

We train, support and mentor our pharmacists so they can always provide the highest quality service, informed by the latest clinical evidence.

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Our team of specialist clinical pharmacists at the 10th Annual Pharmacist Conference in 2019.

Ashtons Live View

Our Live View system is a unique online recording and communication tool that has transformed pharmacy reporting in the UK, making medicines management more efficient and dramatically reducing medication errors.

In the first two years of use, our monitoring has shown that Live View brought about a 56% fall in the number of prescription chart medication errors among our client hospitals.

Live View also provides access to a wealth of online clinical information.

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Documentation Systems

We can provide a standard Ashtons prescription chart, or a bespoke redesign of your own chart if requested.

All our prescription charts and specialist forms are on durable, high-quality card, and their distinctive colours help you easily locate relevant information.

Our hospital clients receive a comprehensive range of documentation systems, developed by our own pharmacists. They are designed to help you meet relevant regulations, reduce medication errors and maintain professional performance in your clinic room. We can assist with a review of your in-house systems, policies and procedures to identify which documentation systems would be most useful for your hospital.

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