Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines

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Supervised Consumption of Prescribed Medicines - Chelmsford Road Pharmacy, Bradford

Why is supervised consumption of prescribed medicines important?

 

When a pharmacist or GP prescribes a patient their medication, the prescriber has a duty of care to their patients. Safety of the patient is a necessity when they’re consuming medication that is considered high-risk. Drug misuse has been and continues to be a prominent issue facing the health of the general public. This extends to medication prescriptions too. If supervision is provided for those who need it, then it can drastically reduce the risk of harm to the individual, their family and the local community.

 

Pharmacist’s role in supervised consumption of prescribed medicines:

 

Our pharmacists ensure the supply of medicines to patients is accurate and is clinically appropriate. In some cases, prescribers request that the administration of the medication is also supervised.

 

Drug dependency

 

Our pharmacists will work closely with those who take illegal drugs through the supervised consumption of prescribed medicines service. They will do this with the dispensing of substitute drugs – for instance, methadone, buprenorphine and suboxone – that allow the user to detox and gradually withdraw from their dependency. Pharmacists will monitor and support those under the supervised consumption service, so they are getting the best use out of their medication.

 

Medication that isn’t dependency-based

 

If the medication you are receiving under your prescription isn’t dependency related, but still placed under supervised consumption by your GP or prescriber, then you will be offered impartial and professional advice during your supervision meetings to make sure you are consuming the medication correctly. If you feel that you require extra support, your pharmacist can refer you to a specialist carer or your GP.

 

What we offer at Chelmsford Road Pharmacy, Bradford

 

Our pharmacist can supervise the consumption of a host of medications and substitute drugs to make sure they have been administered appropriately to the user. If you would like to know more information on our supervised consumption of prescribed medicines service, please visit Chelmsford Road Pharmacy, Bradford today or give us a call on 01274 668770.

Gary Robson
Gary Robson
I get my prescription from there all the time
Mahnoor Umar
Mahnoor Umar
Good service
Sarah Lillington
Sarah Lillington
Was struggling with my husbands perception, after trying 4 different pharmacies I finally got the help I needed. Very helpful and professional, high recommended
hardyzrule74
hardyzrule74
Visited the branch for travel vacations for myself and 3 girls, for the 1st time. The service received was amazing, the children came out of the room with smiles on their faces instead of the expected tears. The pharmacist Shahbab himself was friendly yet professional and had a way of calming the children’s nerves. The following morning I was then called to make sure we were keeping well after our jabs. I can not recommend this pharmacy enough
Hadia Aslam
Hadia Aslam
Wonderful staff who are exceptional in time of need. Covid times have been challenging for healthcare workers and they stand by them to support them and the patients. Thank you SO much
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