Medicines Optimisation Clinic : Hertfordshire Partnership University FT
Medicines optimisation and Shared Decision Making (SDM) are key components of medicines-related consultations. The opportunity to discuss medications with a pharmacist supports patient engagement in their care. Working alongside the adult community mental health team, a weekly Pharmacist-led Medicines Optimisation Clinic was created, where prescribers used a structured process to refer patients to the Pharmacist. Patients/carers were invited to consultations to discuss both issues from the referral and their medicines-related concerns. A patient-centred, coaching approach was used and actions agreed. Feedback was collected from both the patients and referrers and interventions of the consultations were recorded with positive results overall.