Clinical Pharmacist

Adam Francis MPharm, MRPharmS, PG Clin Dip, IP

Adam is an Independent Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist. He will be working across the network to provide expertise medicine knowledge to all of the general practice team and patients to help support delivery of high-quality patient care. As part of his role at iGPc, he will be involved in conducting medication reviews with patients, ensuring they get the best outcomes from their medication and resolving day-to-day medicine related issues. He will be helping to improve quality and safety of prescribing across all our practices, supporting improvement in clinical care.

How can a Clinical Pharmacist help me?

Long-term conditions

If you have a condition such as asthma, type 2 diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure, the clinical pharmacist can discuss the medicines you’re taking to make sure they’re working for you. They can also help you with lifestyle changes to help you manage your condition.

Experiencing side effects

If you are experiencing side effects from your medicines, you and the clinical pharmacist can discuss this and work together to find a solution, such as changing your medicine or the dosage. If you are taking a number of different medicines, the clinical pharmacist can help make sure they are working well together.

Medication review
The clinical pharmacist can review all your medicines, discuss how they are working for you and carry out health checks, such as taking your blood pressure. They can also arrange for you to have blood or other tests.

After a stay in hospital

If your medicines have been changed while you were in hospital, the clinical pharmacist can help explain these changes and ensure you get the maximum benefit from these medicines.

Source: https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/12/What-is-a-clinical-pharmacist-no-trim-marks.pdf