From February 2023, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has been providing a Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) service Sussex wide. The MOCH Pharmacy team comprises of clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who each bring their unique skills to the medicines management of residents in care homes (both nursing and residential).
The MOCH team will visit each care home and review every resident’s medication. A medication review by a clinical pharmacist will provide a holistic review of their medicines and consider: any polypharmacy, any adverse effects from medicines, reduce the risk of falls and medicine related admissions and clarify directions on medicines. The pharmacy technician will check the medication administration record (MAR), ensure safe administration of medicine, look at record keeping, stock control and ordering medicines in the care home and help to reduce waste.
The teams will make contact with all care homes in their place or if you want to contact us with a question, please use the generic email address below.