We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Medicines Support Team provide support for people in their home and operates as part of ELHT Pharmacy Services.
We work with people on a personal level to make sure that the management of medicines at home is safe and effective.
People referred to the service are usually people with a long term condition or who may be housebound with limited access to community pharmacies.
The service provides education and support to help people understand why they need to take their medicines; and support for those who may be experiencing problems either taking or remembering to take their medicines.
Making sure people get the right dose of medication at the right time will benefit health. We promote independence with medicines, which helps to prevent avoidable GP appointments and hospital admissions.
The service also provides support and advice for health professionals and social care staff that may require advice with medicines related issues.
The service is:
We aim for appointments to be arranged within 10 working days of receipt of the referral form.
Please telephone if you wish to discuss the referral with a member of the team, for medicine related enquiries please ask to speak to a clinical member of team.
01282 803170 - Emma Taylor Pharmacist & Service Lead
(Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-5pm). Any messages received will be returned at the earliest opportunity.
Service hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Medicine Support Team referral form - To use this form you must have the adobe reader program in order to fill in and send. (Please note: you must download this form to your computer and then complete the saved version) This form will not work if opened in the web browser!
If you do not receive email confirmation after submitting a Referral Form, please email MedicinesSupportTeam@elht.nhs.uk for advice.