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Welcome to the ELFT Pharmacy service. Our Pharmacy team is here to provide safe and effective clinical input on medicines to both inpatient and community teams.

Our team consists of specialist pharmacists, non-medical prescribers, technicians, dispensary support and peer support staff who have direct input into the running of our service.

Our coverage
We cover Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney, Newham, Luton and Bedfordshire. We have about 80 staff members and provide a service 6 days a week including bank holidays.

Our leading dispensing and distribution site is at Mile End Hospital where our pharmacy assistants and technicians safely provide medications for inpatient use as well as for Clozapine clinics.

Inpatient pharmacy teams
Our inpatient pharmacy teams visit the wards to provide medication-related advice to service users, carers and healthcare professionals. They often link in with the multidisciplinary team to guide and advise on treatment plans to ensure service users are able to get the best out of their medications, in the safest possible way.

    Quality Improvement
    In addition, we are keen to support innovation and are continually developing our pharmacy services using QI techniques with the help of our people participation teams.

    Working in pharmacy
    Pharmacy is ever-growing with new roles in teams such as community health services and community transformation. Take a look at a full list of upcoming roles

    Links with Community services
    We also have close links with community teams and services, with some of our pharmacists working directly in community transformation teams and community health services. Our 24-hour on-call pharmacy service is available 365 days a year, for staff who require pharmacy assistance out-of-hours.

    How we can help
    Here are some examples of how the Pharmacy team may be able to support you:

    • Medicines information for healthcare professionals and service users
      • Medication counselling for service users to support with shared decision making
      • Discharge counselling for service users
      • Medication groups including supporting Recovery Colleges
    • Medicines supply and procurement
    • Research
    • Medicines safety
    • Non-medical prescribing and medicines review clinics.