Improvements to LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare oncology services

LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare, part of the Celesio family, has simplified the process for patients to gain access to its specialist and personalised cancer nursing service by introducing an online system for hospital consultants to assist with referral and prescribing.

Doctors can now refer, prescribe and access information about their patients using the iQemo secure cloud-based prescribing system.

LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare provides care for patients at their home or workplace by a team of specialist cancer nurses. This dedicated one to one nursing enables patients to receive a high level of continuity and emotional support through the course of their treatment and is market-leading.

Greeba Heard RN, head of oncology and private patient services for LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare, said: “We are the only homecare provider with a team of dedicated, specialist cancer nurses who work to hospital approved protocols and robust evidence-based clinical practice.  They monitor and record the patient’s progress and upload the results immediately so consultants can access the information whenever they need it.

“Importantly, this improved service allows doctors to spend more of their valuable time caring for and treating patients.”