Studies show that some hospice patients suffer considerable pain despite the best efforts of pharmacists. Many also suffer depression and are unable to communicate their distress.
Our pharmacists can advise and assist on the mixing of medication to be delivered through syringe drivers to produce carefully titrated personalised formulations. They can also help with managing patients’ personal medication, assist with managing unlicensed drugs and off-licence prescribing, and offer advice on obtain unique formulations.
Our visiting clinical pharmacists develop close working relationships with your clinical team and are available to give authoritative advice on treatments, best practice and regulatory requirements. You will also have access to support from a specialist palliative care pharmacist.
Our approach is consistent across all our client hospices and follows our own clinical governance framework. This always includes clinical supervision and support.
We train, support and mentor our pharmacists so they can always provide the highest quality service, informed by the latest clinical evidence.
Ashtons Live View
Our Live View system is a unique online recording and communication tool that has transformed pharmacy reporting in the UK, making medicines management more efficient and dramatically reducing medication errors.
In the first two years of use, our monitoring has shown that Live View brought about a 40% fall in the number of prescription chart medication errors among our client hospices.
Live View also provides access to a wealth of online clinical information.
overall reduction in prescription chart medication errors for our client hospices
Our hospice clients receive a comprehensive range of specialist prescription charts and documentation systems, developed by our own pharmacists. They are designed to help you meet relevant regulations, reduce medication errors and maintain professional performance in your clinic room.
Although hospices often use their own prescription charts, we can provide a standard Ashtons prescription chart, or a bespoke redesign of your own chart if requested.
All our prescription charts and specialist forms are on durable, high-quality card, and their distinctive colours help you easily locate relevant information.