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Community Pharmacy Humber
Multidisciplinary Audit 2016 – “NOT-DISPENSED” Items
In June 2016, a joint Community Pharmacy Humber / NHS England audit of local NHS pharmacy contractors aimed to establish the amount of medication that was issued on prescription but not actually required by the patient. Over the two week audit period, over 2300 interventions were carried out between pharmacy staff and patients or their representatives. The average pharmacy identified in excess of 2 interventions per day (13 over the audit period), and the NHS cost savings identified in that two week period was in excess of £28,000.
The report can be viewed here Community Pharmacy Humber – Point of Dispensing Audit Summary Report 2016