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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #1 on: 29 March 2017, 02:20:43 PM »
Very interesting. I'm shocked the error rate is so high for prescriptions. Outside of that I don't understand how a Pharmacist is any better than other diabetic carer givers. I guess maybe he has more time  and is more local to the diabetics? My Pharmacist has signs up saying they can deal with lots of issues, but they are always super busy. There is almost always someone waiting until it is less busy to get methadone. To be fair they are the one attached to the GPs and I think get more custom that the others in town. 
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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2017, 02:40:55 PM »
That's the prob with the one we use Liam - always a queue - and the place they work in (the actual pharmacy I mean) is always crammed with employees and plastic crates of drugs that have been delivered, it's a wonder any of em can even flippin move.  The open shelving against the walls is crammed full, and so are the several stacks of slimline drawers also within the wall shelving.  Nobody much above a size 12 female can get between the two high rows of open shelves where the dispensed drugs are filed just alphabetically to await collection.

God knows where the manager does the paperwork and accounts!
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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #3 on: 29 March 2017, 02:53:45 PM »
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Very interesting. I'm shocked the error rate is so high for prescriptions.
In hospital... they are not talking about a pharmacist working in a pharmacy.  This one is going round the wards conducting diabetic clinics at the patient bedside whilst they are in hospital, not necessarily for a reason related to their diabetes.  How many times do we hear of nurses not understanding diabetic patients' needs cos they are simply too busy.  How often do Endos normally do a round to see diabetic patients who may be in hospital for some condition unrelated to diabetes?  I think that was the point and why he was making such a difference.

I mean I understand both of your concerns about over-worked pharmacy staff and the muddle they often seem to work in... but it's a different scenario.
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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #4 on: 29 March 2017, 10:50:33 PM »
Northerner lives in Soton - and he had excellent diabetes advice and treatment when he was 999'd into hospital - with a mega chest infection which had he not been a marathon runner, would have likely seen him off - and when he managed to come round enough to understand what was being said - was hugely amazed to find out amongst everything else, 'By the way - you've also got Type 1 diabetes!'

(He was extremely disappointed no-ne would let him out of there to catch his flight to Stockholm to participate in their marathon the following weekend - miserable buggers!)

I'm just wondering if this system was in it's early days at that time?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #5 on: 30 March 2017, 12:05:07 AM »
No idea.  IIRC Northerner was diagnosed back in 2006/7 and this chap has recently been put in post... 10 year gap?
Patti


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Re: Interesting new role for Pharmacist in diabetes care in Southampton
« Reply #6 on: 30 March 2017, 01:00:26 PM »
Ah right - he didn't start doing it until 2008 apparently.  Just thought N could have been one of his first patients!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4