Medicines save lives and medical professionals who serve the role of a driving force behind this, are the pharmacists. The most important and crucial aspect of having a pharmacist on-board is the reduction in medicinal errors at the clinics and hospitals. That’s why the importance of the profession has turned into a necessity nowadays.
If we talk about hospitals in London, the Baddow Hospital has recently reopened as Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford. It is designed and developed with a mission to serve humanity and preserve the essence of helping others. Medical science has a variety of domains, and pharmacy represents a significant aspect representing its core values. The scope of pharmacy will be further elaborated upon in this article, as follows.
- Hospital Pharmacies: Hospital pharmacies provide complete support to the patients in terms of providing them medicines as well as relevant advice. They also facilitate the patients in terms of chemotherapy and sterile preparations. Oftentimes, a chemist is the one who provides the guidelines to the patients according to the directions of the doctor. Hospital pharmacies differ from community pharmacies as the latter handles more complex issues, such as involving the community to advise on their health issues.
- Non-Commercial Medicines: When it comes to patient care, the medical fraternity is bound to do all that it can to assist the patients. Some medications cannot be manufactured on a commercial basis and are needed to be prepared in a sterile environment as per the needs of the patient. To fulfill this need, the concept of compounding pharmacies come in, where pharmaceutical experts design and develop non-commercially available medicines in a designated area on a small scale. These pharmacies are specially licensed for the manufacturing and maintain long term record of the medication. Compounding pharmacies are not allowed to develop and