Going from strength-to-strength, the pharmacy has been successfully relocated to a new purpose-built, high-tech health centre. All of the staff have risen to the challenges of the change and been trained on the new technology, which includes a dispensing robot and V-motion screens. With everything in the pharmacy now conducted on computers, the setting has been designed to enable every staff member to have their own workspace and computer.
Additional progression in the pharmacy has involved the commencement of an independent prescribing service, and the establishment of a technician-led smoking cessation service.
Working with a multidisciplinary perspective, a pharmacist sits in on the GP’s weekly meeting on a Monday morning where they can have an input to the local services. They also sit in on cluster meetings, discussing the health needs of the local population.