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We have an extremely friendly and hard working team who are dedicated to ensuring that we provide the best patient care, please see each drop down for an insight into our team dynamics. 

Pharmacists

We also now have a clinical pharmacist within our practice who works as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and can consult with and treat patients directly.

This includes helping to manage long term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.

This role is crucial to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

Our clinical pharmacist at the practice is very forward thinking and is always up skilling to offer the best care possible.

Having a clinical pharmacist within our practice means that the GP’s can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example in diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions.

This can make a huge difference to patients being directed to the appropriate service and in turn managing the demand on GP appointments.

After our the initial pilot period (last 12 months) the practice has decided to increase the clinical pharmacist sessions to 3 days per week. The aim of increasing his sessions would be to provide more face to face medication review clinics along with supporting the practice with medication optimisation for long-term conditions.

Mr Rocco Hadland (m)

Clinical Pharmacist

Rocco Hadland has joined our practice as the GP clinical pharmacist. He will be working in the practice each Wednesday. Rocco will carry out medication reviews and for the management of chronic diseases as well as supporting our clinicians with medication issues in the practice. Rocco graduated with a pharmacy degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 2005, having previously worked in microbiology and analytical chemistry. He subsequently completed his pre-registration and junior pharmacist training at Wrexham Maelor hospital.  As part of this training he undertook the post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy through Cardiff University.  In 2009 Rocco was employed as the heart failure pharmacist within the multidisciplinary North East Wales heart failure service.  He qualified as a non-medical prescriber in 2010 from Glyndwr University, Wrexham.  Rocco completed his MSC in clinical pharmacy in 2015 and his research focussed on community pharmacists identifying worsening heart failure symptoms.  Rocco is a member of the UK Clinical pharmacy association heart failure committee and is also a member of the editorial advisory board for the Clinical Pharmacist journal.

 

 

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