Care at Home Pharmacy Team

Examples of Practice

The increased number of older people living at home with one or more long term condition means there is increased risk of errors with medication. This has been identified as a risk for emergency admission to hospital. These older people are not a group who would routinely receive a review.   Post Hospital Discharge a ‘transition’ time for many older people was originally targeted with the service now being available for all Care at Home clients.

Additional support to vulnerable older people to manage their medications can avoid emergency admission to hospital.

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Partnership Innovation Fund

Examples of Practice

The Partnership Innovation Fund partnership is committed to ensuring funds are allocated to projects which are innovative, or innovative for the local area (i.e. it may well be happening elsewhere but is new to this area). The PIF fund aims to ensure the Third Sector is able to maximise its contribution to this activity whilst delivering improved outcomes for older people. A key focus of the PIF is in building community capacity in our communities. Applications must demonstrate a degree of partnership working and that they have considered the long term sustainability of the project.

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Promoting Excellence in Dementia Training

Examples of Practice

The Programme is designed to enable delegates meet the outcomes identified in the Informed, Skilled, Enhanced and Expert Practice Levels, to develop knowledge and skills of staff in contact with people with dementia, this included:

  • A Framework for Health and Social Care staff working with people with dementia
  • Details the knowledge and skills staff should be working towards
  • Developed alongside The Standards of Care For Dementia in Scotland

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Pharmacy Hub/IC&ES Service

Examples of Practice

Provide specialist clinical pharmacist resource within the community setting to enhance pharmaceutical care and reduce avoidable hospital admissions due to medicines, and support successful discharge.

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