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Refer-to-Pharmacy at ELHT

For further information contact: Alistair Gray, Clinical Services Lead Pharmacist alistair.gray@elht.nhs.uk

refertopharmacy allows hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to refer you directly to your community pharmacist for free NHS services such as the New Medicine Service or a Discharge Medication Review.

This animation explains the benefits of Refer-to-Pharmacy to health commissioners.


This animation explains the benefits of Refer-to-Pharmacy from the Hospital Pharmacy Team’s point of view.



And this animation explains the benefits of Refer-to-Pharmacy from a Community Pharmacist’s point of view



Watch this screen capture film to see how quick and easy it is to use Refer-to-Pharmacy in hospital to make a referral



Watch the film to see how refertopharmacy and the new Community Pharmacy services work.

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refertopharmacy can send you a reminder of your referral, by text or e-mail, shortly after you leave hospital.

Your community pharmacist will contact you within a few days of you leaving hospital to arrange a convenient time to meet to discuss changes to your medication.

refertopharmacy can also be used to inform your community pharmacist of changes to your medication if you use blister packs, are a care home resident, or it is important to inform your pharmacist of changes to your medication for any other reason.

Find out more about the New Medicine Service by clicking here


Information for health professionals

Watch the film to find out how refertopharmacy can benefit Commissioners, GPs and Community Pharmacists.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Referral Toolkit, which helps health economies introduce hospital to community pharmacy referral solutions can be viewed here: www.rpharms.com/referraltoolkit

Watch Alistair Gray’s talk at the North West Coast’s AHSN Medicines Optimisation road show.

The attached PowerPoint slide show runs with a commentary explaining how Refer-to-Pharmacy works in practice.

For anyone interested in clinical pharmacy and medicine optimisation the Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion 2nd edition is now available from the Pharmaceutical Press. Click here for further details