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Increasing options for delivery/collection of hospital prescriptions e.g. by post, by home delivery and by drive though as well as patient collection

by Bridget Griffiths | May 31, 2020 | in Rheumatology
Horizon 2

Previously patients on conventional DMARDs that were prescribed by their treating hospital probably had to collect their drug prescriptions from the hospital pharmacy. To reduce footfall and queues in hospital pharmacies, all hospitals have considered how to improve this as a result of COVID-19. Other options are now available at different hospitals. I am aware of trusts delivering drugs to a patient's home, posting drugs or offering a drive through facility- all of which have been popular with patients.

What is needed to sustain the change?

The extra cost incurred has to be recognised.

What is your region?

North East

edited on Jul 13, 2020 by Kyle Beacham
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Greta McLachlan Jun 3, 2020

Status labels added: Patients activation, Primary and secondary care int, Integration of resources, Medication, Reduced beurocracy, Pathway Redesign, Horizon 2

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Greta McLachlan Jun 3, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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sasha karakusevic Jun 3, 2020

It is great to see innovation in this area. Its complex to get right; we need shared care guidelines and isn't it time to extend EPS to support these complex pathways?

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Helen Linklater Jun 3, 2020

It has been very helpful to be able to have automatic home delivery of hospital prescribed medicines for rheumatology patients who are shielding. It would be good to retain this as an option in the future in some form, although there is of course a cost implication. Our turnaround time is three working days

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Kyle Beacham Jul 13, 2020

Status labels removed: Integration Of Resources, Medication, Pathway Redesign, Patient Activation, Prim/Sec Integration, Reduced Bureaucracy

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