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Kent Community Health FT

Medicines Optimisation in Special Schools 

Within the collaborative commissioning structure between the NHS and local authorities for special schools, there has never been a formal pathway to promote or support the need for a pharmacy-led medicines optimisation service in special schools. Hence, huge variations exist nationally on how this model is being delivered. Community health services play a key role in the future of health and care systems. This project has supported meeting Health Education England business priorities and the NHS long-term plan through service transformation and redesign in the following areas:

• Pharmacy workforce development

• Advanced Practice

• Mental Health

• Learning disabilities and Autism.

The judges found there was clear ambition across all agencies involved in the programme to improve outcomes.

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