Hospital Pharmacy& Health practice
Hospital pharmacies are pharmacies usually found within the premises of a hospital. Hospital pharmacies usually stock a larger range of medications, including more specialized and investigational medications (medicines that are being studied, but have not yet been approved), than would be feasible in the community setting. Hospital pharmacies typically provide medications for the hospitalized patients only, and are not retail establishments. The practice of pharmacy that responds to the needs of the people who use the pharmacists’ services to provide optimal, evidence-based care. To support this practice it is essential that there be an established national framework of quality standards and guidelines. Pharmacy teams ensure public health services and interventions are evidence based as far as possible, in order to ensure consistency, high quality services and optimum outcomes for population health from public health services and interventions delivered through pharmacy. New service developments are evaluated to ensure they are clinically effective, provide efficient use of resources, support health literacy and deliver good outcomes, especially for people experiencing health inequalities or issues with health literacy.