The Pharmacy team is made up of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, assistant technical officers, phlebotomists and administrators. The team work alongside medical, nursing and other clinical staff to ensure that medicines are used safely and appropriately. They also ensure medicines are dispensed in a timely and efficient manner, and that service users have the information they would like about their medicines.
Support the safe and effective use of medicines
The Pharmacy team liaise with other healthcare providers when patients are admitted and discharged to ensure seamless transfer of medicines related issues between care providers. They also visit wards and units regularly to check that medications prescribed to service users are effective, appropriate and that there are no interactions between these medications or contraindications to the person taking them.
The team ensures that medicines are reviewed and monitored in accordance with good practice, and they advise on treatment options for service users as well as reviewing treatment histories for people who are unresponsive to current treatment.
They advise on trust and the Sheffield-wide medicines formulary and audit the use of medicines against good practice standards to support the continual improvement of practice.
Inpatient - The clinical pharmacy team work alongside the doctors and nurses to make sure you get the medicines you need while you are in hospital. If you need medication as part of your treatment, the Pharmacy team will help organise this. We also provide advice.
We provide information and advice about medicines
Our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are available to discuss medicines and provide information to patients and carers either on a ward, at the pharmacy, or by telephone or email.
They provide training and information on medicines to medical, nursing and other staff, and run information sessions for service users and their carers.
If you wish to talk to a pharmacist about your medication please telephone 0114 271 8633.
Lines are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Our Pharmacy team dispense medication for SHSC service users in inpatient, outpatient and community settings and we provide stock medicines for our wards and other clinical units.
They also provides advice on the storage of medicines and the most appropriate way to supply a medicine, for example if someone is struggling to swallow a tablet or forgetting to take their doses.
They are compliant with NICE approved medicines treatments, visit the NICE website for details of approved treatments.
Medicines formulary in Sheffield is developed on a cooperative basis between the principle NHS bodies in the city. Read our formulary statement about this.
We also provide:
- Phlebotomy service to support near patient testing
- Clinical pharmacists and medicines management technicians on wards providing advice.
- Dispensing service
- Clozapine clinics
If you are looking for a new challenge in a supportive, enthusiastic and caring environment in a lovely part of Sheffield; Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust Pharmacy are looking to recruit well motivated, forward-thinking professionals to join our friendly team.
You will need to have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. You will need to be friendly, approachable, adaptable, flexible, willing to learn new skills and be committed to continuous professional development.
Choice and Medication
The Choice and Medication website offers information about mental health conditions and the treatments available to help make informed decisions about choosing the right medicine.