Passport to improve patient experience

Kandarp Thakkar is a member of the ImPE Supergroup at the CLAHRC for NWL and the Deputy Chief Pharmacist for Clinical Services at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. He tweets  @KandarpThakkar and is on Linkedinpassport1

My Medication Passport is a small, easy-to-read document for patients to show clinicians and carry a record of the medications they are taking. It is designed to help patients get more involved in their care. An initial report on this was featured by the HSJ in August 2012.

The passport was initially developed as part of a joint NIHR CLAHRC NWL (hosted by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust initiative to improve prescribing for the elderly. It is now being delivered in collaboration with AstraZeneca through a joint working agreement. Continue reading