April 20th 2021

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services, the UK’s leading provider of specialist pharmacy services to independent healthcare providers, is delighted to have entered into a partnership this spring with St Joseph’s Hospice, the largest and one of the oldest hospices in the UK. St Joseph’s Hospice was founded by the Sisters of Charity, who came from Ireland…

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January 29th 2018

The Ashtons Live View system facilitates the electronic reporting of pharmacist audits and communication between the pharmacist and clinical staff in the hospital. The pharmacists report any clinical interventions, audits and compliance issues following their ward visits and this information is emailed to the relevant staff and managers. The hospital…

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January 26th 2018

It is now 26 years since the then Health Secretary, Virginia Bottomley, successfully argued in favour of providing hospices with a prescribing budget, instead of using NHS prescriptions to obtain medication. This gave hospices the opportunity to purchase stock medication instead of using patients’ own supplies. Having a budget for…

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