Last week saw the launch of our Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM) service. This project is part of the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme, aiming to deliver improved patient outcomes and make the hospital more efficient.
Working with the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s Pharmacy team and local community pharmacies, we have now introduced a solution that will digitally, and securely, transfer a patients’ latest prescription to a pharmacy of their choice after their stay in hospital.
The service is currently focused on patients at a higher risk of readmission to ensure continuity of care is provided by the pharmacist after discharge. This in turn will greatly reduce the risk of medication errors and is also proven to reduce the length of stay in hospital for these patients.
We were joined by a range of local healthcare professionals to demonstrate how we can work with the wider community to improve patient care and outcomes.