Medicines briefing – 18 March 2020
Briefing includes: Myths – ACE Inhibitors/ibuprofen, clinics run from GP Practices, community pharmacy deliveries, Mowbray Square – other clinics, data protection, supply issues: PPE/Hand Sanitiser.
Information regarding expedited discharge from LTHT
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) are rapidly discharging patients, often with shorter inpatient stays than they would normally have. This means patients will have a change to the normal discharge process. To maintain patient safety from a pharmacy perspective, a system has been developed to support patients with their medication post discharge and into primary care. The document shows the pathway through which patients will be referred by LTHT for pharmacy review and medicines reconciliation in the community post discharge from LTHT with supporting notes on how that will be managed and escalated if necessary.