Dispensing for Care Homes

NHS funded and non-funded services

Alphega Pharmacy believes in being able to provide a service tailored to the needs of each Care Home. We provide advice and support to the residents and staff of care homes, including delivery of medicines.

We will advise on the proper and effective ordering of medicines and appliances as well as their safe storage, administration and proper record keeping.

Dispensing

We provide a dispensing service to suit the needs of the Care Home, whether that is dispensing into standard containers or into Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS). Clinical Governance is the framework that ensures that we are both accountable for, and able to continuously improve our standards. This is an essential part of delivering modern health services to Care Homes, and is central to the service Alphega Pharmacy provides.
 

Prescription Management

We know it takes more than dispensing prescriptions for your medication system to run smoothly. Our Prescription Management Service ensures the streamlining of prescriptions, within legal and ethical guidelines, to facilitate dispensing and the provision of suitable MDS systems. This ensures that the Care Home receives enough medication for residents in suitable quantities, making administration and record keeping easier and helping you keep up to date with residents' medication.
 

Communication

We believe that to ensure your residents receive the best possible care, it is essential to work together as a team. Where possible, you will have your own designated contact. Likewise, we recommend there should be at least one designated person in the Home we can contact to resolve issues as they arise and help ensure continuity. 
 
Dispensing for care homes
 

Delivery

Your medication can be delivered in an agreed format on a set day, with the same being true for collecting the empty cassettes or racks (where appropriate). Dates and times to suit everyone will be agreed. Our Pharmacists will be happy to discuss any further requirements on an
individual basis.
 

Great advice

Our Pharmacists can provide advice on the safe storage, administration and handling of medication. We can also help you with audits and the development of your protocols and procedures.
 

Additional services

Alphega Pharmacy can provide your residents' with additional services, to ensure they are getting the most from their medicines. We also provide a range of complimentary services, which your residents' can benefit from. These include:
  • Medicines Use Review Service (England and Wales only)
     
  • New Medicine Service (England only)
     
  • Discharge Medicines Review Service (Wales only)
     
  • Asthma Check Service*
     
  • Diabetes Risk Awareness Service*
     
  • Stop Smoking Service*
     
  • Weight Loss Support Service*
     
  • Flu Vaccination Service*
     
*Only available in selected pharmacies. You can find the nearest Alphega Pharmacy providing these services by using the Pharmacy Locator
 

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