PQS: NHSE publishes 2021/22 anticoagulant audit report
NHS England (NHSE) has published a report on the anticoagulant audit* from the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS).
9,303 community pharmacies participated in the anticoagulant audit and data was submitted for 131,526 patients.
Pharmacy teams provided advice and made significant clinical intervention, preventing potential harm, for patients at increased risk of harm 33,173 times throughout the course of the audit. This demonstrates they have an important role to play in educating and managing patients who are prescribed these high-risk medicines.
*In the 2021/22 PQS, contractors were required to complete an anticoagulant audit over a two week period with a minimum of 15 patients (or four weeks if 15 patients were not achieved within two weeks) between September 2021 and March 2022.