The 7 days stroke pharmacy service and centralisation of hyper acute stroke service in Coventry and Warwickshire
What has changed?
Centralisation of all hyper-acute stroke services and TIA services at the UHCW site.
Undergone significant re-design of the stroke pathway in all hospitals within Coventry and Warwickshire
Why this change?
With the long term plan of NHS England1,2,3 and the gradual increase of stroke cases 7 days clinical pharmacy service was set up in July 2021
Why is it important?
- Stroke is an emergency condition that timely access to care is vital.
- Hyper-acute stroke unit provides expert specialist clinical assessment, rapid imaging, and the ability to deliver thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy.
- Stroke rehab & information transfer between secondary & primary care is crucial to prevent readmission
- To compare the workload before and after the 7 days stroke pharmacy service.
- 100% of patient admitted to HASU should be reviewed by pharmacist within 24 hours
- Reduce medication errors by early medication reconciliation and drug review on day 1 of admission
- Improve patient flow from admission to discharge
- To allow more time to work on quality improvement projects by reducing workload over the weekend
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