These standards will support setting up safe and effective Hospital at Home pharmacy services across the UK. The standards set out what constitutes ‘good’ in terms of working practices and have been created to audit and benchmark pharmacy services, where providers can conduct a self-assessment and/or gap analysis.
This practical framework is aimed to be utilised by the multidisciplinary team, clinical and non-clinical, across all sectors to quality assure and improve established Hospital at Home pharmacy services.
There are eight standards, which are further subdivided into descriptors which support attainment of the standard. The descriptors have been designed to focus on areas of variability or challenge encountered by Hospital at Home services and are not comprehensive. These should be used alongside other national Hospital at Home guidance, relevant standards, local resources and standard operating procedures.