|Ms Sarah Newey (f)|
A Clinical Pharmacists is a highly trained health professional who has trained for many years to become specialist in medicines and how they work. They work in general practice as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas.
As a prescriber, Sarah also helps to manage long-term conditions, through Asthma and hypertension clinics advising those taking multiple medicines (polypharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. Sarah will also assist with communication across a patient’s care pathway and manage medicine shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.
Sarah is also responsible for specific areas of chronic disease management and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy, especially for the elderly, people in care homes and those with complex illnesses.