Royal Pharmaceutical Society publishes “overview of pharmacist prescribing in Wales”

A resource document entitled ‘Pharmacist Prescribing in Wales: New skill sets, new possibilities’ has been published by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB).

The RPSG says the publication “provides a concise overview of pharmacist prescribing and the benefits it provides to patients, health professionals and organisations”.

In terms of mental health ‘New Skill sets, new possibilities’ contains a section which examines managing mental health in a Clozapine Clinic at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The clinic was set up in 2007 to provide a one stop dispensing service to patients with treatment resistant schizophrenia and resistant psychosis in Parkinson’s disease.

The resource document states that: “The introduction of pharmacist prescribers for managing Clozapine has ensured regular reviews of patients’ conditions and their response to therapy, medication adjustment and change in response to the clinical needs of patients.

“Due to the success of this service an appointments system has been introduced and two clinics have been established to cope with the additional demand.”

For further information on ‘Managing Mental Health in a Clozapine Clinic’ please contact Suzanne Robinson, Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Mental Health, Suzanne.robinson@wales.nhs.uk

To access The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain please visit: http://www.rpsgb.org/