The work undertaken has been in line with the aim of reviewing all patients prescribed oral nutritional supplements and either switching them to formulary choice or discontinuing where no longer indicated. The project is a pharmacy technician-led review looking at all patients prescribed oral nutritional supplements.
Additional goals entailed working with the specialised practice dietitian, and successfully implementing a programme for a new pathway in pharmaceutical care, delivering a more patient-centred service. Meeting local and national guidelines, changes were applied to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive, high quality service.
At all times the quality of patient care was prioritised first, while cost-effectiveness, waste and reducing prescription numbers within the practice were also reviewed.