Springhill Care adopts new medicine management system

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Springhill Care Group has adopted Well Pharmacy’s Well Careplus medication administration system at two of its care homes.

Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol and Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale, Lancashire have adopted  the system which Well Pharmacy launched last year digitally to replace traditional paper based practices.

Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “Medication plays such an important role in the day-to-day life of the residents we care for. We are always keen to move with the times and make systems more efficient. The Well Careplus system is reducing errors and is hence much safer than paper systems. It’s already saving us time, and reducing waste.”

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Enabled by specially designed tablet technology, called the Well Pad, Well Pharmacists are able to proactively advise care homes, ensuring prescribed drug therapies are safe and effective for residents, and that administration records are correct.

The Well Pad is fitted with a scanner to tell staff in the home what each resident has been prescribed by their GP. It has fail-safe systems in place to prevent medicines being administered incorrectly, ensuring the right person gets the right medication, at the right time.

Steve Newton, director of quality & compliance at Springhill Care Group, said: “The care home sector has been slow to embrace the benefits of new technology, and this technology will revolutionise how this complex and critical aspect of care is managed.”

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