is a Consultant Pharmacist ?
A consultant pharmacist is a specialized pharmacist.
They focus on reviewing and managing the medication regimens of
patients, particularly those in institutional settings such as
Consultant pharmacists ensure their patientsí medications are
appropriate, effective, as safe as possible and used correctly;
and identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems
that may interfere with the goals of therapy.
Consultant pharmacists provide:
Expert practice, ensuring that the highest
level of pharmaceutical expertise is
available to those patients who need it and
making the best use of clinical pharmacy
skills in patient care.
Education, mentoring and overview of
practice, with a clear role in working with
higher education institutions, undertaking
teaching in their field of practice and work
to enhance links between practice, and
Professional leadership. Consultant
pharmacists will develop and identify best
practice working with advanced
practitioners, professional managers of
pharmaceutical services, and other relevant
healthcare professionals to achieve
successful outcomes. They will be
acknowledged sources of expertise, and will
contribute to the development of service
strategies, which will drive change across
health and social care.