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Care Home Services

Yakub Chemist is regarded as one of the leading pharmacy healthcare providers in the midlands and is known for its outstanding customer service. Yakub Chemist is growing into a more efficient and client-focused company and services and supplies numerous residential and nursing homes throughout Leicestershire. We ensure that we prioritise our customer’s every requirement by carefully tailoring our service to the specific needs of each individual home. We have developed excellent relationships with our care homes and liaise with them regularly to ensure that we are able to manage patient records accurately and efficiently.

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Prescription Services

Robot Dispensing

  • Fully automated dispensing system

  • Accuracy checks via vision checking technology for drug size, shape, and colour

  • Can be integrated with eMAR

  • Colour coded time slots

  • Improve patient safety and reduced errors compared to the traditional manual dispensing method

MARs & eMARs

MARs:

  • Medication Administration Records (MARs) are easy to use with all relevant information

  • Printed in colour and high resolution

  • Minimise the risk of errors

  • Colour coded avoids errors from incorrect highlighting

  • Pre-printed carry forward items to avoid errors by handwriting

eMARS:

  • Electronic MARs is a safe, simple and compliant system

  • Automate management and administration of medication

  • Integrate with OPs and blisters

  • Chargeable

Prescription Collection & Dispensing

We provide prescription collection service from surgeries and care homes.

Customer service support available 365 days of the year.

Prescription Delivery Service

  • Monthly medication delivered directly to the care home

  • Interim medicines delivered within 25 miles radius

  • Extended hours* phone line for anticipatory/end-of-life prescriptions

Original Packed Dispensing

Meet the care home’s requirements of original packaged (OP) medication with colour coded MARs and e-MARs.

Suitable and safe method avoid to medication wastage.

Help with NHS Exemptions & Prescription costs

There are many forms to help you to apply for the appropriate exemption where applicable, e.g. HC1 and medical exemption forms.

Alternatively, a NHS PPC may be more suitable. A PPC lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price. You can buy a PPC online directly from NHS [https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate/start].

Check your exemption: https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/check-my-nhs-exemption/start

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed
  • Address

1 High View Close, Leicester, LE4 9LJ

NHS & Local Services

Flu vaccination

Arrange off-site visits to your care home for NHS Flu vaccines.

New Medicines Service (NMS)

  • FREE NHS NMS Service provided by our pharmacist

  • Virtual appointment to improve the patient’s understanding of their condition and new medicine

  • Identify a potential adherence issue or side effect, then duly refer to GP

  • Structured support: 3 stage process

Dispensing Medicines

Yakub Chemist can dispense NHS and private prescriptions.

If you would like to become a patient at Yakub Chemist:

1. Nominate Yakub Chemist either at your GP or our pharmacy.
2. Register for prescription collection and/or delivery.

Please call 0116 298 8739 for help

Repeat Dispensing

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service.

Ask us or your GP about the NHS eRD service.

Discharge Medicines Service

This is an NHS service.

The service has been established to ensure better communication of changes to a patient’s medication when they leave hospital and to reduce incidences of avoidable harm caused by medicines. We will contact you when we receive a referral.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

This is an NHS service.

We will receive a referral from NHS 111, Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Services, the 999 service, or your GP. This service can cover minor ailments or urgent medication supply.

Staff training

Medication training specialised for care home settings*

Audits

Audits by a pharmacist*

New Home audit: identify potential medicine issues and discrepancies.

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed
  • Address

1 High View Close, Leicester, LE4 9LJ

Medication Training

Yakub Chemist can provide training on various aspects of medication handling, storage and administration. This can be useful in refreshing care staff with the latest systems and guidelines. The training is accredited by the NPA (National Pharmacy Association).

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed
  • Address

1 High View Close, Leicester, LE4 9LJ