by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS
Do you know what has been our bugbear for a while now? How we can safely and effectively transfer our patients from one care setting to another. As a pharmacist, I am focussing on the medication journey. We haven’t done that very well in the past. It is not surprising therefore that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society recently issued a Transfer of care guidance – a brief guide for pharmacists. The overriding focus of the guide (not surprisingly) is: Communication! Communication!! Communication!!!
Better communication and engagement between hospital and community pharmacy.
It is therefore a great pleasure to announce a series of forthcoming events on the effective Transfer of Care in the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset regions. The events are titled: Transfer of Care – a tale of two discharges. The organising of the events is the unprecedented collaboration between different organisations: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society(RPS); The Wessex Pharmacy Forum (Local arm of the RPS); The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local PharmaceuticalÂ CommitteeÂ (LPC) and the Dorset LPC.
These are important dates for your diary if you work as a pharmacist or pharmacy staff in the hospital or community practice in Dorset, Hampshire or Isle of Wight. You don’t have to attend them all. Just one will do.
Make it a day not to be missed! Hope to see you in one of the events.