RPS publishes guidance on repeat medication management

The RPS has produced a professional reference guide to assist pharmacy teams and managers who provide repeat medication management, prescription collection and delivery services. In the image, pharmacist picks up prescription medicines

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has produced a professional reference guide to assist pharmacy teams and managers who provide repeat medication management, prescription collection and delivery services.

The guide provides information to help pharmacies to review their practices and policies in the provision of these services in order to ensure the highest level of care, well-being and safety for their patients.

The recommendations made by the RPS provide guidance in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) standards of conduct, ethics and performance regarding the different types of consent and the value of maintaining a robust audit trail.

The guide also highlights the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality, reducing avoidable waste by improving medicines adherence, and finding ways to ensure high quality care is delivered to all patients, including the disabled or housebound.

The professional reference guide is available to download from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society website

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, RPS publishes guidance on repeat medication management;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2015.20069597