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Day Case Chemotherapy

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The cancer pharmacy team is based within a dedicated satellite aseptic unit / dispensary within the chemotherapy day unit.

Trained cancer pharmacists provide a clinical check of all chemotherapy prescriptions for approximately 60 patients per day to assure that prescribed doses are safe and effective.

Trained technical staff dispense chemotherapy and supportive medications (i.e. one-stop service) to patients; aseptically dispensing approximately 12,000 cytotoxic chemotherapy items for cancer (and non-cancer) plus a similar volume of pre-made ready to use infusions.

Oral chemotherapy workload is undertaken in partnership with the on-site Boots outpatient pharmacy and includes services such as delivery of medication to local high street stores for patients managed remotely via telephone clinics.