This fact sheet could assist individual pharmacists and organisations to identify patients at greatest risk of medication-related problems to target and maximise the effectiveness of a clinical pharmacy service.
The safe and effective use of medicines is underpinned by a patient-centred, collaborative and
interdisciplinary team approach where the right service is delivered at the right time, in the right
location, by the right practitioner, to the right patient.
SHPA believes that pharmacists should be part of such teams in all care settings across the health
system to optimise outcomes from medicines for patients.
SHPA believes the 6CPA should be patient-focused and facilitate patients' access to services that improve medication use and patient care, including reducing admission to hospital. These services must be targeted at those most in need.