NHS to put more pharmacists in care homes

NHS England’s determination to address over-medication in care homes has been stepped up with the announcement that more pharmacists will be employed in homes.

A total of 240 clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be installed as part of the £20m plan to cut down on unnecessary medication mentioned in the NHS long-term plan.

Pharmacists will receive special training before arriving in a care home where residents take an average of seven medicines a day.

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