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Transfer of care pilot in Jersey aims to reduce hospital readmissions

A six month pilot with pharmacists in Jersey aims to reduce the number of discharged patients being re-admitted to hospital.

The Transfer of Care scheme, which is running from January-June, gives patients leaving hospital information about their medicines with support from pharmacists through a discharge medicines review.

An audit last year in Jersey revealed that 13% of re-admissions within six weeks were because of mistakes in how medicine was taken.

Research by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society shows that:

• The likelihood that an elderly medical patient being discharged on the same medicines that they were admitted on is less than 10%

• Up to 40% of medicines are discontinued during hospitalisation

• 45% of prescriptions at discharge are new medicines

• 60% of patients have three or more medicines changed during their hospital stay.

Find out more on our transfer of care hub.

RPS President Ash Soni spoke to ITV News in Jersey about the scheme: