Around 20% of pharmacists work in hospitals and play an essential role in patient care. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, they manage caseloads of patients and provide treatment programmes for all hospital patients. They specialise in a wide variety of clinical areas such as asthma, heart disease, infectious diseases and children’s health.
Like doctors, hospital pharmacists regularly attend ward rounds working directly with patients helping manage their care, using their specialist skills to help patients who may have problems with their medicines. Some pharmacists even work in Accident and Emergency departments. Many hospital pharmacists specialise in certain areas such as diabetes or mental health.
Find out more about what hospital pharmacists do in the video below.