We created a scheme in which 18 practices in south Cheshire agreed to invest £100K of money into pharmacy and pharmacist audits of patients in care homes. We arranged for a company ICS to do face to face medication reviews of all care home residents and we had another company Moston pharmacy services do audits of the care homes themselves in a supportive way. We identified over £50k of immediate savings and spotted lots of examples of waste and poor practice. We hope we have significantly improved the care of those residents and we have had the scheme highlights published in the commissioning review magazine.
The results of this scheme have now been published in the commissioning review magazine. see this link