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Header image for the current page The Discharge Medicines Service: Improving patient care through cross-sector working

The Discharge Medicines Service: Improving patient care through cross-sector working

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Arden & GEM’s Pharmacy Lead will be joining the NHS Medicines Optimisation Conference on 30 November 2022 to share the aims of the Discharge Medicines Service and successful approaches to implementation.

The Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) enables NHS Trusts to refer patients to their community pharmacy at discharge for medication guidance and support. It was introduced as an essential service to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework in February 2021 and an indicator within the CQUIN guidance for 2022/23.

Arden & GEM’s Pharmacy Lead, Michelle Haddock, will be joining the NHS Medicines Optimisation Conference at 11.40am to share how a structured approach to DMS implementation support, which engages stakeholders from across an Integrated Care System, can help to overcome challenges and significantly accelerate uptake. The session will focus on an approach piloted in the Black Country which saw an increase in timely referrals and collaborative working with community pharmacy.

Michelle is a pharmacist, independent prescriber and teacher-practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of clinical pharmacy services, predominantly within NHS acute hospitals.

The NHS Medicines Optimisation Conference, hosted virtually by Convenzis, aims to share key insights and updates on forward-thinking initiatives and central guidance. The CPD accredited event will explore what has and hasn’t worked in medicines optimisation, while also enabling delegates to take part in key Q&A sessions with our panel of guest speakers from across industry and the NHS.

For more details about the event please, including how NHS senior managers can access complimentary places, visit the Convenzis website.