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Accredited in ‘Quality Care Pharmacy Program’
Home Medication Review
Our Prescription Management Service can help you
Pain Wise
Know someone not taking their medication properly?
The Green Dispensary Diabetes Commitment

top-arrow-1374591Accredited in ‘Quality Care Pharmacy Program’

Each of The Green Dispensary pharmacies is accredited in the “Quality Care Pharmacy Program”, conducted annually by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The “Quality Care Pharmacy Program” is a national accreditation system implemented in order to maintain high standards in healthcare for pharmacy customers.

top-arrow-1374591Home Medication Review

The Home Medication Review system was established to help doctors and patients manage the patient’s medication intake. It is an ideal service for patients who have collected medication over a period of time, and may not be familiar with ‘what drug does what’. The HMR system calls for pharmacists to visit the patient’s home to review their medication.

There is no cost to the patient.

The pharmacist looks at all drugs in the home, checking for compliance and possible drug interactions. They are able to dispose of old medicines, and also make recommendations to the patient’s doctor about which drugs or dosages might need changing.

More and more doctors in South Australia are enquiring about the availability of Home Medication Reviews [HMR] in their local area. Your doctor may be interested to know that The Green Dispensary now has access to fully trained HMR pharmacists.

top-arrow-1374591Pain Wise

Approximately 1 in 5 GP patients suffer chronic pain; of these patients 56% manage their pain with medication only. We now know that best practise pain management involves a team care arrangement involving doctors, psychologists, dieticians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, etc, and that notably chronic pain is poorly managed by medication alone. Pain clinics connected to public hospitals are not able to keep up with demands for places and have long waiting lists. To help people with this condition the Green Dispensary have specially trained pharmacist who are qualified to deliver an innovative program for sufferers of chronic pain, the PainWISE educational program.

 

The PainWISE educational program aims to:

• Improve community understanding of the nature of chronic pain and best practice management

• Provide easily accessible information and support programs to assist people with pain, carers and other supporters, and practitioners to understand and be more proactively involved in managing pain

 

The program helps the patient work with their GP to manage their pain on a day to day basis. It aims to educate the patient on

  • What questions to ask
  • Where to go to get further help
  • How to understand the different treatments available to you
  • How to access health services cost effectively and
  • Understand that there are choices you can make that will assist you in reducing pain

 

It is here to help you, the pain sufferer or carer, to gain the valuable information you need to become a better MANAGER of your pain and make confident choices about your pain management. You will be able to work better with your painWISE pharmacist and other health care professionals.

The PainWISE educational program is evidenced based, up to date, and aligns consistently with educational programs delivered at hospital pain clinics. For more information please speak to our PainWISE trained pharmacists. or visit the PainWISE website via the link below.

Visit the PainWISE website

 

 

 

top-arrow-1374591Our Prescription Management Service can help you

This is a FREE service, which our pharmacy customers find convenient and helpful.

On request, we will hold your prescription repeats safe and sound at the pharmacy. All you need to do is phone ahead and we can have your medication ready and waiting for you when you arrive. At the same time we can keep an accurate Safety Net record for you too.

top-arrow-1374591Know someone not taking their medication properly?

thumb_200x200_1373039Medication compliance is a real issue for some in our community. Some patients get confused about what to take and when. Others simply forget. To help, the Green Dispensary can prepare simple dosage aids called Medico Paks. Our pharmacist prepares the various medicines into blister bubbles, which are opened by the patient one at a time. No confusion. It is easy.