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Pharmacy 2015, 3(4), 364-371; doi:10.3390/pharmacy3040364

Refer-To-Pharmacy: Pharmacy for the Next Generation Now! A Short Communication for Pharmacy

Clinical Services Lead Pharmacist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3HH, UK
Academic Editor: Reem Kayyali
Received: 12 October 2015 / Revised: 26 November 2015 / Accepted: 8 December 2015 / Published: 11 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Community Pharmacy)
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Refer-to-Pharmacy is the first fully integrated hospital to community pharmacy referral system. This article explains the importance of these referrals for patients and health economies to improve medicines optimisation, and how Refer-to-Pharmacy works in both hospital and community pharmacies. View Full-Text
Keywords: Medicines optimisation; transfer of care; referral; hospital pharmacy; community pharmacy; new medicine service; medicines use review; medicines waste; re-admission; medicines adherence Medicines optimisation; transfer of care; referral; hospital pharmacy; community pharmacy; new medicine service; medicines use review; medicines waste; re-admission; medicines adherence
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Gray, A. Refer-To-Pharmacy: Pharmacy for the Next Generation Now! A Short Communication for Pharmacy. Pharmacy 2015, 3, 364-371.

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