Clinical Pharmacists Join the Ivy Medical Group Team
~ 2 years ago
26 September 2020

The Ivy Medical Group is delighted to announce new services for our patients with the availability of Clinical Pharmacists.

Working without PCN, Arrow Health, our practice are delighted to announce the availability of advanced services to our patients. We are happy to announce that our patients will be supported with medication management by our Clinical Pharmacists. Mr MIlan Patel is providing advanced medicines management services for our patients which includes review medications to ensure they are appropriate and safe as well as proactively monitoring patients on higher risk medications and on those with lots of medications. Milan will also be undertaking actions to adjust medications with the latest research and bulletins to ensure we keep our patients safe on their treatments. We would also like to welcome Briony Leighton who is a specialist Clinical Pharmacist for patients in care homes. Briony will be joining our clinicians in weekly reviews and ward rounds for our care homes to ensure our patients are safe and have the very best in medical care.

Here is a message from Milan:

"My name is Milan and I am the Primary Care Network (PCN) clinical pharmacist that will be working across IVY Medical Group and Plains View Surgery. I will be working as part of the multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of patients and provide my expertise with any medicine related queries. I have over 15 years of experience as a practicing Pharmacist and last year I acquired my independent prescribing qualification. My role is to support patients and the practice by carrying out structured medication reviews for patients on long term conditions and the other areas set out by the NHS England. As part of my responsibilities I will also be supporting the practices to adopt a patient safety theme to promote safe prescribing. The purpose of having a clinical pharmacist in GP practice is to help with any medicines related queries, help with minor ailments, carry out reviews and practice audits and free up time for GPs to see patients that have complex issues or comorbidities. I am looking forward to helping the teams at Ivy and Plains and improve the patient experience by answering any medicines related queries or prescription queries."

Milan will be with us at the practice on Tuesdays mainly and Briony will be with us on Tuesday afternoons to support our care home reviews.