The Borders Pharmaceutical Care Project aims to prevent avoidable medication related hospital admissions (e.g. falls, adverse drug reactions), optimise medicines use, reduce the number of potentially inappropriate medicines prescribed, enhance integrated working between Health and Social Care to enable safe medicine administration, and support others to identify patients at high risk of medication related adverse events.
Anticipating patients that are moving towards a health transition because of emerging health issues.
In Moray we monitor daily the number of patients that are over 65yrs, who attend A&E and are subsequently discharged. We used the Change Fund to second a senior nurse practitioner to work alongside a Consultant Geriatrician to follow up the patients who were discharged. Case studies suggest that early intervention of this type has prevented further deterioration or enabled planned interventions removing the unpredictability of an unscheduled admission.