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LloydsPharmacy has announced a new scheme to give patients the option to receive some hospital treatments closer to home. 

Its Healthcare Centre programme will use its pharmacy network to offer hospitals a location to provide certain treatments in the community, rather than the acute hospital setting. It believes this will reduce care costs and improve patient outcomes.

LloydsPharmacy is actively working in partnership with the NHS to identify treatment areas suitable for the pharmacy setting. Potential services include offering patients specialised medicine collection as well the administration of nurse-led infusions and injection treatments. This can include an injection treatment for breast cancer.

Celesio UK, LloydPharmacy’s parent company, says the initiative is an “innovative strategy to transform how and where healthcare is delivered, offering more choice for patients whilst creating efficiencies for NHS Trusts. This service uses expertise from LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare to provide an alternative option for patients, outside of hospital and homecare.”

Ruth Poole, speciality director at Celesio UK, said: “Utilising our current pharmacy network means that patients can receive vital treatment near to home at their local LloydsPharmacy. As well as being more convenient, this gives patients access to our pharmacy teams who can provide expert guidance and advice on related issues including medicine management and adherence.”

Most of the services will be delivered within LloydsPharmacy stores using additional consultation rooms. However, the company will be constructing new space for more complex treatments and to accommodate infusion clinics, said Celesio UK.

Link:
Celesio UK announcement            

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