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Medicines management

Wasted medications cost the NHS in excess of £150million every year, poor compliance and missed opportunities to reconcile prescribed medications are thought to be key elements that require closer scrutiny. To this end it is vital that all patients' medications travel with them when they attend hospital.

Traditionally care homes and patients have been reluctant to provide medication; this not only increases the potential for waste, but also increases the potential for drug administration error. Often patients pharmacological management is adjusted both during hospital admission but also post discharge, medications previously prescribed may therefore have been stopped or dosages adjusted, it is therefore vital that all medications travel with the patient and are readily available upon ambulance service contact.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.