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What is a Consultant Pharmacist ?

consultant pharmacist is a specialized pharmacist.

They focus on reviewing and managing the medication regimens of patients, particularly those in institutional settings such as nursing homes.

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 bodies.
  • 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.