improving medicines use for care home residents (Wales)

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Integrating the expertise of the pharmacy team into multidisciplinary approaches in care homes will improve the care, safety and quality of medicines use for residents.

By drawing on advice from experts within the pharmacy profession as well as other health and social care professionals and patient representative groups, five key themes have been identified as areas for immediate support from the pharmacy team:

  1. Polypharmacy
  2. Antipsychotic prescribing
  3. Safe transfer of information
  4. Education, training and standards
  5. Palliative and end of life care

This report sets out several recommendations under each of the five key themes that will improve the care, safety and quality of medicines use for residents living in care homes.

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Improving medicines use for care home residents

Gwella’r Defnydd o Feddyginiaethau ar gyfer Preswylwyr Cartrefi Gofal 

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