Scoping the Potential Role(s) of Community Pharmacists in Medication Management for Community-Dwelling People With Dementia (Health Expectations)

Summary

A new article has appeared on the roles for community pharmacists in assisting people with dementia dwelling in the community, their informal carers – and health and social care professionals more widely – in achieving safer and more effective medications management.

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Reference

Maidment, ID. Aston, L. [and] Moutela, T. [et al] (2017). A qualitative study exploring medication management in people with dementia living in the community and the potential role of the community pharmacist. Health Expectations: an International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy. October 2017; 20(5): 929-942.

Improved Dementia Care From Community Pharmacists?

NHS England has announced that 97% (11,410) of community pharmacies have signed up to the Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme, which involves numerous incentives to offer new patient services, including asthma checks and greater dementia awareness.

“11,276 pharmacies are now set up to receive real-time referrals from NHS111 to support urgent and self-care cases.”

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Reference

Improved asthma and dementia care from community pharmacists under new quality scheme. [Online]: NHS England, March 14th 2018.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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