Pharmacists in GP Practices
This section aims to provide information and support to Pharmacists working in GP practices in Oxfordshire who may be employed by a practice, a Primary Care Network (PCN) or a Federation. The CCG Medicines Optimisation team is keen to work closely with these colleagues in order to jointly optimise medicines usage across the county.If you would like to contact the Medicines Optimisation Team please email OCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Induction Pack for PCN Pharmacists
The Medicines Optimisation Team have created an induction pack available here to help introduce new PCN and practice pharmacists to the support offered by OCCG.
Pharmacist Network Event
A network has been set up between the CCG pharmacists, practice-based pharmacists and colleagues from secondary care to discuss topical issues as well share learning. The network meets in Jubilee House every quarter – if you would like to attend, please contact Claire Critchley at email@example.com. The resources from each meeting can be found in the folders below as well as details of upcoming events.
11th March 2020
- Cancer Updates
3rd December 2019
- Medicines Optimisation Team Presentation
11th September 2019
- Anticoagulation Presentation
7th May 2019
- Questionnaire on Job Roles
- Prescribing Incentive Scheme
- Severe Asthma Talk
5th February 2019
- Presentation (includes Medicine Optimisation Team Roles)
- Oral Nutrition Update
- Focus on the Falsified Medicines Directive
- NHS Digital Presentation
30th October 2018
- Sleepio Presentation
- Workshop on the role of PCN Pharmacists and the wider pharmacy workforce (7th November 2019)
A list of the lead PCN community pharmacists can be found here.
Prescribing Risk Identification Tool (PRIT)
Structured Medication Reviews (SMRs) now form part of the Primary Care Network Direct Enhanced Service Specification (PCN DES) and the new directive from NHS E&I around primary care support to patients in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local guidance on SMRs is available below:
Patients should be prioritised using an appropriate tool. West Hampshire CCG (WHCCG) Medicines Optimisation team devised the Polypharmacy Risk Identifier Tool (PRIT) for this purpose. PRIT is a macro-enabled spreadsheet populated with data from the GP clinical system (SystmOne and EMIS Web - see PRIT image and anonymised outputs attached for both systems) that identifies patients most at risk from polypharmacy, either by virtue of the nature (e.g. high-risk) or the number of medicines currently being prescribed and the individual’s clinical scenario. The screening tool allocates each patient in the practice a score; patients with high scores can be prioritised for a comprehensive medication review. Medication review enables patients to make informed decisions about stopping medicines, in order to maximise benefit and minimise harm. The tool can be downloaded below: