|Miss Rebecca Greive|
Health board pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are becoming more involved in the care of patients in general practice. Having the pharmacy team working in our surgery provides valuable medicines support, a close link with our community pharmacy teams and allows our GP's to focus on their skills and time where they are most needed for patients who have more complex needs.
Who are our pharmacy team?
The pharmacy team are:
Rebecca Grieve (Pharmacist) Tues & Fri 9am-12.30pm
Agnieszka Wiacek (Pharmacist) Mon 9am-5pm & Tues 9am-12.30pm
What does the pharmacy team do?
- Provide expertise on day-to-day medicines
- Give advice for patients taking multiple medications
- Carry out medication reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects.
- Give help for patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital, particularly if there has been a change in regime.
- Answer medications and prescription-related questions.
- Produce prescriptions
- Support managing patients' long-term conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma etc.
You can also go to your community pharmacy for advice and medicines for minor illness from the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service.
When you may get an appointment with one of our pharmacy team
Our pharmacists can provide telephone and face-to-face appointments. The pharmacists or the doctors often review some or all of your medicines and may want to talk with you about the medicines you are currently taking. In the practice we like to review your medicine at least once a year or more often if needed.
You may have heard people referring to Polypharmacy. It means lots of medicines. A medicine review is particularly useful for people who take a lot of medicines; for these people their medicines review may be called a Polypharmacy Review. Further information is on the NHS Scotland's website Polypharmacy: Manage medicine or the Managing Multiple Medicines app (available at: Polypharmacy: Manage Medicines)
Information on how you and your doctor (or other healthcare professional) can work together to decide whether you need a medicine and, if so, which to prescribe, can be found in the Healthcare Improvement Scotland publication, Medicines in Scotland: What's the right treatment for me?. This booklet also explains the likely benefits and possible risks of medicines.