By Tunde Kikiowo 02:05am 13/12/2022
Over the past few months, David Webb, England’s Chief Pharmaceutical officer has
clearly stated the need to showcase the value pharmacists create in all parts of the
General practice, in particular, is under immense pressure to deliver the GMS
contract. QOF framework is so much more demanding as the years have gone by
with NHS England demanding value for money for the many years of investment.
Furthermore, the ARRS staffing funds are competed for by all healthcare team
members, leaving Clinical Directors the sole determinant of where to push the funds.
Pharmacists present a very particular group of clinical professionals who are smart at
linking clinical outcomes to Return on Investments. Pharmacy teams including
Pharmacists and Techs present an opportunity for PCNs to run Long term Condition
clinics, help practices do Clinical Audits for CQC visits, attain QOF points targets
while at the same time improving access for patients who sometimes cannot get GP
appointments and evidence has shown patients to be satisfied with seeing
Pharmacists in GP practices.
Yet many PCNs are still not getting the best out of us. One way to help
is to have a way to show in real terms the value created by Pharmacists.
The MedOptimise Tool clearly shows the value of direct income generated by Pharmacists
and Techs into PCNs/GP practice’s financial bottom line via:
• QOF work, IIF DES Income, local incentive schemes.
• MedOptimise also directly shows the number of Hospital Readmissions
prevented in money value and how much this has saved the NHS, specifically
the GP practice.
• MedOptimise also shows the number of GP appointments avoided in monetary
• The monetary value of the number of Laboratory tests avoided via reviews
done by pharmacy teams
• The savings generated in pound sterling by every switch and optimisation
work done across the system
MedOptimise literally creates efficiency savings without compromising clinical
outcomes. Investing in Pharmacy teams is a no-brainer asset for PCNs and
MedOptimise is the ideal tool to show the capability our pharmacists bring into the
healthcare Delivery of our Health systems. Many Health systems across the UK
already use this tool in providing advanced clinical services, contact your friendly
MedOptimise team today for a demo.
Tunde Kikiowo MPharmS MBA is the Frameworks Lead at MedOptimise Ltd