Prescribing Hub

Who we are:

  • Team of 7 including (independent prescriber) pharmacist, level 3 pharmacy technician, prescription clerk and various other staff with a range of skills and experience
  • We are a dedicated team
  • Have a phone line available to patients 5 days a week 9am – 5pm (Wednesday 9am – 1pm)
  • We provide a service to 5 GP surgery-sites across West Lancs
  • We provide clinical and administrative support and advice to staff and patients
  • We are heavily involved in the care of patients in nursing and residential homes across West Lancs, including visiting patients to improve care
  • Great relationship with CCG and NHSE with us being a leader in generating new ideas, policies and guidance

What we do:

  • Provide in-house training to the prescribing team and all clinical staff, and administrative staff
  • Provide a high level of service to patients (and staff across West Lancs including) by assisting in clinical queries, prescription queries on a daily basis in high quantity and quality
  • Provide a service with continuity due to the team of 7 being stable and dedicated
  • We simplify what can be a complicated process improving and streamlining patient care
  • Help vulnerable patients and have special services to assist those; we set up prescription ordering agreements with pharmacies to take care of the most vulnerable
  • Liaising with hospitals and other secondary and tertiary providers
  • Liaise and provide assistance to majority of pharmacies across West Lancs
  • Setting up shared care agreements and managing monitoring requirements of patients on medication for which it is needed
  • Stoma/appliance provision and assisting patients in getting their appliance-type prescriptions to where they need them
  • Medication reviews
  • Medication optimisations
  • De-prescribing to improve patient care
  • Synchronisation of repeat prescriptions
  • Blister pack prescriptions and assistance
  • We reduce wastage of medicines
  • Continued education to patients over prescriptions; what can be prescribed and cannot, where they can take advantage of self-care and help them take control of their health. Click here for self care information.
  • Empower patients to take control of their prescriptions and medications
  • Signpost to relevant organisations, resources, information, or the appropriate clinician to speak with
  • We catch any monitoring requirements, overdue medication reviews, BP checks etc.
  • Provide written support and information packs
  • Provide for those who need it information about medications, advice, how to change medications including how to change doses safely i.e. titration plans
  • Continually developing and researching new ideas, guidance, protocols, all to improve our efficiency and patient care