News — articles for November 2016

NHS team awarded place on top quality fellowship programme

A team aiming to improve the quality of end of life care in mid-Hampshire has been awarded a place on the highly regarded fellowship programme.

As a result of their determination to improve the quality of service received by patients who may be reaching the terminal phase of their condition, a team comprising of several health organisations in West Hampshire have gained a placed on the NHS Heath Education England Team based Quality Improvement Fellowship programme.

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More pharmacy support coming to New Forest GP practices

Patients in the New Forest will benefit from extra pharmacists being employed in GP surgeries to help improve the medication they receive.

A new medicines optimisation service, which is a term the NHS uses to describe the process of ensuring patients are getting the most out of the medication they receive, is launching in seven GP practices.

Pharmacists have been employed by NHS West Hampshire CCG and will be working to improve repeat prescribing, resolve queries about medicines and provide medication reviews.

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