Pharmacist as an Integral Member of the Medical Team: An Opinion on Changing Perceptions of Extended Roles

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Aine Hackett BPharm

Abstract

Pharmaceutical products account for the third largest spend for the National Health Service (NHS), with the bill in England alone, exceeding £17 billion per year 1 . The majority of patients admitted into hospital take medicines or will have done so at some point prior to their admission. So, predictably pharmacy and in particular the pharmacist in the NHS 10-year plan, is defined as having “an essential role to play” 2 .

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Hackett, A. (2020). Pharmacist as an Integral Member of the Medical Team: : An Opinion on Changing Perceptions of Extended Roles. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 12(1), 36. https://doi.org/10.38192/12.1.21
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Author Biography

Aine Hackett BPharm, St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK

Lead Pharmacist, (Polypharmacy & Primary Care Network)

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