The service delivered by the team is managed by two highly experienced clinical pharmacists who develop the work to critical care, surgery and orthopaedics. Three band seven pharmacists support the team and together they provide a clinical pharmacy service to acute surgical receiving, elective surgery, trauma, gynaecology and intensive care.
The team distribute indispensable advice to clinicians and the full multidisciplinary team within these specialties, and liaise closely with pre-assessment, theatres and the centralised bowel screening service for Lanarkshire. They are also responsible for providing training to eight rotational band six pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy students from Scottish universities.
Adapting to COVID-19, the team lent additional support to mentor non-surgical / ITU pharmacists and several primary care pharmacists who attended for refresher / upskill training.