|Nicky Okereke (f)|
Nicky is our new Clinical pharmacist who joined us in August 2019. She is employed by the Federation and working with us every Tuesday and Friday.
She is a highly qualified expert in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with on-going health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.
About clinical pharmacists
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs to manage the demands on their time.