Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Join

Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

Diabetes

Pharmacist-led type 2 diabetes reviews in GP practices improve patient outcomes

Pharmacist intervention led to better blood pressure, glycated haemoglobin and total cholesterol scores for patients with type 2 diabetes, study shows.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex condition to manage and results in around £23.7bn a year in associated healthcare costs.

To improve the management of T2D, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group asked experienced pharmacists to lead a review programme in 13 GP surgeries, involving nearly 6,000 patients, between April 2013 and April 2014.

By the end of the project, the percentage of patients receiving all nine of the NICE-recommended key care processes increased from 46% to 58%. The proportion of patients above the recommended targets for glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), blood pressure and total cholesterol was lower for all three parameters at project completion than they had been in the year preceding the project, according to the Quality and Outcomes Framework. The percentage of patients achieving targets in these parameters increased during the project but then diminished in the year after. 

Reporting in BMJ Open[1] (online, 3 March 2017), the authors recommend that investment in a pharmacist-led programme will ensure that NICE-recommended key care processes are implemented, reducing morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist DOI: 10.1211/CP.2017.20202688

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Integrated Pharmacy Case Studies

    Integrated Pharmacy Case Studies

    Over 90 case studies based on real life patient-care scenarios. Each case includes learning outcomes and references.

    £42.00Buy now
  • Developing Your Prescribing Skills

    Developing Your Prescribing Skills

    Developing Your Prescribing Skills uses case studies, mind maps and feedback from experienced prescribers. It supplies practical advice on the issues facing prescribers in all types of practice.

    £22.00Buy now
  • Drugs in Use

    Drugs in Use

    Optimise drug therapy for your patients. These case studies help you bridge the gap between theoretical medicines knowledge and practical applications.

    £42.00Buy now
  • FASTtrack: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    FASTtrack: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    A quick-start guide to all the main types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, providing both theoretical and practical information.

    £24.00Buy now
  • Pharmacy Case Studies

    Pharmacy Case Studies

    Understand the application of therapeutics in clinical practice with Pharmacy Case Studies. This book helps you to demonstrate the knowledge gained during your studies.

    £32.00Buy now
  • MCQs in Pharmacy Practice

    MCQs in Pharmacy Practice

    A study aid with 800 MCQs. Assess your knowledge, analytical skills, and ability to apply this knowledge base in clinical practice.

    £24.00Buy now

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.