We would like to introduce our Clinical Pharmacist Jaya Ryatt MPharm Hons King's College London 2013 and explain her role within the practice.
What is a Clinical Pharmacist?
Clinical pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and experts in medicines. The Clinical Pharmacist here at Park Edge can assist you in getting the most out of your medicines. She is available to book appointments with to support you in medicine related queries and review and to assist in providing the best overall healthcare service possible for your needs. You may be asked to book from time to time with the Clinical pharmacist to discuss your medication. This allows the doctors to focus their skills where they are most needed and should improve access to doctors appointments.
How can a Clinical Pharmacist help me?
Long Term Conditions– if you suffer from a long term condition such as diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure and take a variety of medication. A clinical pharmacist can discuss and review the medication with you and provide you with additional healthy living advice, to help support you in managing those conditions.
Medication review - if you are taking medications over a long period of time the clinical pharmacist can review your medication annually with you. We can discuss any side effects or potential interactions you might be experiencing and assist you in forming the best solutions, to help you get the greatest health outcomes.
Upon hospital discharge - After a stay in hospital you may have a change in medicines? The clinical pharmacist can discuss these changes with you and ensure you are clear about your medication.
Experiencing Side Effects - If you are experiencing any side effects from your medicines, you can discuss this with the clinical pharmacist and work together to find a solution such as changing the dose or changing the medication.