South Central Respiratory Project MK Report. 10 th October 2011 Nikki Hughes Community Pharmacy Lead NHS Milton keynes. What worked well for NHS MK?. Preparation Information Communication. Background. In MK we prescribe £3m of inhalers annually (estimate)
10th October 2011
Community Pharmacy Lead
NHS Milton keynes
Early on the GPs reported that patients were claiming that they no longer needed to attend review appointments there as the pharmacist had already reviewed them.
Results demonstrated improved recruitment to stop smoking support
Patients love it….
A reluctant recruit said
“I didn’t know that – I have learned something today after all. Thank you”
Pharmacists love it….
“…another targeted asthma MUR who was suffering oral problems from the preventer inhaler. I suggested using a spacer and some improvements to her technique. She was using a reliever 4 - 5 times a week. Now she rarely uses her reliever and has no oral symptoms. 4 point increase in ACT score!
Sometimes you get to make a difference!”