Telford Patients First Open Meeting 11th April 2018

Telford Patients First Open Meeting 11th April 2018

Jacqui Seaton, Head of Medicines Management was invited to the Open Meeting of the Telford Patients First Group on 11th April to talk about her role within the CCG.  Jacqui’s department includes the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) team who look after the repeat prescriptions of patients locally.  Jacqui highlighted the amount of medicines wastage there was, prior to the introduction of the POD team.

Jacqui also discussed medicines, like paracetamol, that can be purchased at a low cost from supermarkets and pharmacists and whether patients would be prepared to buy these rather than have them on a prescription from their GP. Many of those attending the meeting said that they would be prepared to purchase those cheaper medicines from their local supermarket or pharmacy.

There will be many priorities for Jacqui’s department including prescriptions for Gluten- Free products, immunisation programmes and substance misuse.