The role of the Clinical Pharmacist is to identify and assist in meeting the pharmaceutical needs of people with a learning disabilty, thereby maintaining and enhancing quality of life.
As an integral member of the Team, the Clinical Pharmacist's aim is to support individuals with a learning disability, their families and carers, ensuring that medication is used appropriately and safely.
Working closely with other Team members, and liaising with General Practitioners, families and carers, community pharmacists and Social Services, the Clinical Pharmacist aims to provide a quality, locally delivered, patient-centred service through:
- provision of advice / counselling patients /carers /relatives /GPs /others
- involvement with / supporting out-patient clinics
- provision of a medicines information service to patients / carers / relatives / GPs / others
- provision of education /advice to patients / carers / relatives /GPs / others
- development and implementation of medication protocols / guidelines