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a lloyds healthcare centre imageJune 12 2018

A LloydsPharmacy Healthcare Centre based in Scunthorpe has become the first pharmacy to provide a breast cancer treatment service providing Herceptin injections.

In a partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG), the clinic provides the service at a LloydsPharmacy branch in in the town, with a nurse administering the subcutaneous Herceptin (trastuzumab) injection. The service enables patients to receive their three-weekly Herceptin injections, administered by an oncology nurse, closer to their homes.

The service has the ability to deliver 1,200 treatments a year, and could save patients up to 14 hospital trips a year out of the total 17 treatments they receive. Suitable patients may be referred to the community pharmacy service following a discussion with a nurse on the ward at Scunthorpe hospital. All referrals to the clinic are reviewed by the patient’s oncologist.

The service follows on from the launch of a Xolair (omalizumab) injection immunology service for asthma patients at the same pharmacy, announced in April. Other services delivered under the Healthcare Centres’ concept include work with the Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard to spot signs of cancer earlier, and a pharmacist-delivered osteoporosis injection service (denosumab) in the West Midlands.

Andy Burton, director of community services at Celesio UK, the parent company of LloydsPharmacy, said: “We want to make it easier and more convenient for patients to receive their treatment and free up busy hospitals to deal with more acute cases. 

“Patient appointments for their Herceptin treatment are no longer fraught with the stress of car parking and long waits, instead they have been replaced by a service with a dedicated nursing team delivered in a convenient community pharmacy.”

Further patient pathways are being reviewed “to enable other patients to benefit from this cutting-edge service,” he added.

Links:
LloydsPharmacy announcement            
Today’s Pharmacist coverage of omalizumab injection service    

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