Headache Service Development at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) – Pharmacist led clinic
Pharmacist-led clinics exist in many practice settings, such as: GP surgeries, hospital-based outpatient clinics and community pharmacies. They are normally associated with drugs that are high cost, have complex prescribing regimens, require individualised dosing, have narrow therapeutic windows and/or patients require adherence support. A headache service for the use of calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors is being set up at OUH and this will include a Pharmacist-led clinic.
- To review the structure of current Pharmacist-led clinics within OUH
- Develop a structure for a Pharmacist-led clinic for a new headache service
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