DMC Healthcare has been shortlisted for the prestigious Primary Care Innovation of the Year Award in this year’s HSJ Awards.
We have been shortlisted for our Primary Care Pharmacists (PCPs) service, which provides pharmacist-led clinics through an ever increasing network of 12 pharmacists and junior pharmacists working among our GP practices and community service clinics.
Our truly innovative service is a first of its kind in primary care, providing GP practices support on a whole range of issues related to clinical services, prescribing practice, management of prescribing budgets, policy and service development and medicines management audits.
Our PCP service includes:
- Helping patients manage their own conditions
- Health education advice to patients
- Regular patient health checks
- Monitoring adherence to the repeat prescribing policy
- Detecting early deterioration in patients’ conditions
- Providing better pharmaceutical understanding to GPs and nurses
- Avoiding medicines wastage
- Reducing medication overuse
- Liaising with secondary care
- Pharmacist-led clinics in walk-in centres.
Shortlisted from over 1,300 entries, DMC Managing Director Dr Ravi Gupta said: “Being shortlisted for an award is a huge achievement. Tough times in primary care demand an innovative and entrepreneurial response to how healthcare is delivered and I’m delighted our network of Primary Care Pharmacists are revolutionising the way care is being delivered, both in our GP practices as well as in our community service clinics.”
Our GP practices are seeing exceptional outcomes with PCPs through improvements in patient health outcomes and patient satisfaction, reduced A & E attendance and admissions, treatment and management of chronic and minor ailments, robust monitoring of the repeat prescribing policy, increased healthcare access for patients, reductions in medicines wastage as well as QIPP/QOF optimisation.
The HSJ awards recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK.
Previous winners of the Primary Care Innovation award include Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
The winner will be announced on 19 November 2014 at an awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London.