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The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust pharmacy department has both clinical and supply roles.

The pharmacy team within LPT currently consists of 35 staff based within the pharmacy department at the Bradgate unit. We also manage the prison pharmacy service based within HMP Glen Parva which employs another 14 staff.

The main roles undertaken by the service are:

Prescription review - The aim of this activity is to prevent inappropriate, unsafe, ineffective and uneconomic prescribing. We advise medical and nursing staff via entries in the patient's notes or by direct contact.

Attendance at ward rounds - We advise the care team on all aspects of drug treatment.

Provision of medicines information - We provide unbiased and evaluated information to all health care professionals, patients and carers.

Trust wide roles - The pharmacy team evaluates new products and advises on their entry into use within the trust. We monitor medicines being used outside their normal dose ranges or in situations where their use is less well established. We carry out financial analysis of drug usage within the trust to ensure that the drug budget is being deployed in the most effective way.

Patient and Carer counselling/education - We meet on a one to one level with patients to provide them with unbiased information on why medication has been prescribed, any likely side effects and the likely duration of treatment. We also provide teaching to larger groups of service users, carers and staff of all disciplines

Advice on non-mental health illnesses - We advise patients, carers and healthcare professionals on drug management of non-mental health conditions.

Supply - We provide a 24 hour supply service covering all in-patient beds within the trust. We also supply certain medications including Clozapine and some dementia treatments to everybody in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland regardless of whether they are in or out of hospital. 

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