Improving Physical Health Care for patients with Psychosis (PHCP)
The innovation award in which NEL LPC is involved as a partner with NELFT has been announced on the Health Foundation website.
Improving Physical Health Care for patients with Psychosis (PHCP) through collaborative working Lead organisation: North East London NHS Foundation Trust This collaborative project between secondary care and community pharmacy aims to tackle the inequalities that exist for patients with psychosis. It will deliver a holistic tailored health programme where SelfCare community pharmacists will assess and co-create wellbeing care plans with patients to mitigate physical health consequences of anti-psychotic medication.
“Community pharmacy is crucial to provide integrated care for all patients including mentally ill patients. Our joint innovative work with NELFT staff led by Dr Asif Bachlani will aim to support a vulnerable group to maintain good health, remain in communities and enjoy as much independent living as possible. Bhavin Patel will co-ordinate the delivery of the project.”
Hemant Patel, Secretary, North East London LPC
“I am excited about the Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement Award that would enable North East London Foundation Trust and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee to work jointly to improve care of patients with serious mental illness, and co-existing co-morbidities. Community pharmacy is an underutilised and yet much accessed resource to tap into. The new model of care delivered in partnership between a mental health trust and community pharmacy offers exciting opportunities for patients, pharmacists, and mental health trusts. I am very much looking forward to seeing the results in due course.”
Dr Asif Bachlani, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director, Barking and Dagenham Directorate, North East London Foundation Trust.
The North East London LPC is formed under the NHS regulations to represent local pharmacy owners and pharmacists. The committee represents all pharmacies in the London boroughs of