Press Release

RPS talks to BBC Radio 4 about improvements in pharmaceutical care in Scottish care homes

RPS Spokesperson Aileen Bryson and Andrew Radley NHS Tayside and East of Scotland LPF spokesperson talk to BBC Radio 4 about the RPS Scotland report on ‘Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes'.

In the interview, Aileen said that although there is good practice in place in care homes in Scotland, the RPS calling for pharmacists to have an embedded role in care homes as part of an integrated team.

She also emphasised that having access to a patient’s medical records is critical as pharmacists need to know diagnosis allergies, in order to ensure patient safety and appropriateness.

Pharmacists and GPs have a joint responsibility in improving the situation of medication in care homes and RPS Scotland is working alongside the RCGP and the Scottish Government to enable long-term improvements in care.