As the older generation is living for longer than ever before, many of us will have a friend or relative who is living in a care home facility in the local area. Care homes offer older people, or those with medical requirements, as much independence as possible whilst ensuring they feel safe, protected, and well looked after. At Pharmacy to My Door, we offer care home services in Birmingham and the surrounding area to ensure residents receive the best possible pharmaceutical care.
Electronic Prescription Services (EPS) are gaining in popularity, as they save time and negate the need for paper prescriptions. When you use an electronic prescription service via Pharmacy to My Door, there are many benefits that you may not be aware of.
One of the most significant tasks for any care home is organising the medicines of its residents. This can be complicated as many are on multiple daily medications which are subject to frequent variation. Organising and dispensing medicines is, therefore, a key task for care home staff and there is a lot of administration associated with this process not to mention the care and attention required over the identity of the drug and confirming the correct dosage.
Repeat prescriptions can involve both the patient and the GP surgery in repetitive administrative processes which are time-consuming, fiddly and can be subject to human error. Who hasn’t overlooked a repeat prescription at some time? And then there is all the hassle of ordering the repeat, going to pick up the actual piece of paper and then taking it to the chemist. Well now, with the new NHS repeat prescription online service, repeat prescriptions just got a whole lot easier.