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Pharmaceutical Care Awards

Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014

A closer look at all the finalist pharmaceutical care projects that were presented at the 23rd annual Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015 held on 18 June in London. The awards recognise innovation and good practice in pharmaceutical care. They are jointly organised by The Pharmaceutical Journal and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and are supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

Pharmaceutical Care Award winners 2015 discuss their primary care projectVideo

1 JUL 2015

The winners of the Pharmaceutical Care Award 2015 discuss their primary care project.

Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015 audience choice winnersVideo

1 JUL 2015

The audience choice winners explain why their Pharmaceutical Care Awards project should be replicated.

A two-year project which helped care homes improve medicines management and was a finalist the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015. In the image, pharmacist Hiral Khoda Vyas (left) and Nina Barnett (centre) discuss their project with PJ Editor Matthew Wright

Reduced hospital admissions for care home residents in LondonSubscription

25 JUN 2015By

High-risk patients from 70 care homes in London received personalised care plans from a multi-disciplinary project team.

The finalist team at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Care Awards developed peri-operative care plans for 105 patients during the course of their four-month project. In the image, the finalist team with Ash Soni (far left) and GSK's Nick Lowan (far right)

Perioperative care plan provides benefits for patients with diabetesSubscription

25 JUN 2015By

A London-based team, who helped reduce complications for patients with diabetes before and during surgery, were finalists in this year’s Pharmaceutical Care Awards.

Nursing home residents were less likely to be admitted to A&E and more likely to be taking appropriate medicines following a review with a consultant pharmacist. The project team headed by Hilary McKee (pictured) was a finalist at the 2015 Care Awards

Clinics for nursing home residents reduce emergency admissionsSubscription

25 JUN 2015By

A project in Northern Ireland has demonstrated the value of a consultant pharmacist reviewing medicines for patients in nursing homes.

The audience choice award was presented to a community pharmacy project that focused on testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV in the Isle of Wight. In the image, Ryan Buchanan (left) and project lead Kevin Noble (right)

Blood borne virus project wins ‘most reproducible’ audience vote at Pharmaceutical Care AwardsSubscription

24 JUN 2015By

The audience choice award was presented to a community pharmacy project that focused on testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV in the Isle of Wight.

A team of six have saved North Bristol NHS Trust an estimated £1million per year with their medicines reconciliation project. Jane Smith (left) and Julie Hamer (centre) discuss the project during the Pharmaceutical Care Awards

Pharmacy-led project leads England and Wales in medicines reconciliationSubscription

23 JUN 2015By

A team of six, who secured a place in the final of the Pharmaceutical Care Awards, have saved North Bristol NHS Trust an estimated £1m per year with their medicines reconciliation project.

Pharmacist-backed medicines reviews in general practice helps to reduce polypharmacy burden by 20% explained Rosalyn Payne and Sharon Coane during the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015

Pharmacist support ‘helps GPs reduce polypharmacy burden’Subscription

22 JUN 2015By

Medicines reviews performed by pharmacists in general practice help to reduce polypharmacy burden by 20%.

A pharmacist-led project that used dedicated medication reviews to reduce the burden of polypharmacy on older patients has scooped the Pharmaceutical Care Award 2015. In the image, the winners of the award

Medicines management project wins Pharmaceutical Care Award 2015Subscription

22 JUN 2015By

Winning entry demonstrated the benefit of pharmacist input to GPs’ medicines reviews for older people.

All Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015

Carmel Darcy (left) and Ruth Miller receive the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 trophy from Nick Lowen of GlaxoSmithKline, supporter of the awards

Keeping patients safe when they transfer between care settingsSubscription

1 AUG 2014By

Consultant pharmacist-led case management service focused on older people in intermediate care wins Pharmaceutical Care Award.

Clare Kerr of Celesio UK (left) and Liz Stafford of Rowlands Pharmacy explain how the Community Pharmacy Future project brought pharmacy multiples together

Pharmacy chains join forces to deliver respiratory and polypharmacy servicesSubscription

1 AUG 2014By Chris Chapman

The NHS could save £470m a year if all community pharmacies adopted the services piloted by one of the Pharmaceutical Care Awards finalist teams.

Community pharmacist Claire Thomas answers questions about the falls prevention service that she helped develop in Doncaster

Pharmacists take a lead in community falls preventionSubscription

1 AUG 2014By Chris Chapman

Launching a community falls prevention service has identified at-risk patients and strengthened ties with secondary care teams.

David Campbell and Steve Barrett, of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, received the audience choice award for the project voted most able to be reproduced

Involving care home patients in decisions about their medicinesSubscription

1 AUG 2014By

A look at how a framework was developed for multidisciplinary reviews of medication in nursing homes, involving residents in decision making.

All Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014

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