Clara Alonso Malpartida, Clinical Pharmacist (Bassett Road Surgery, Bedfordshire)

“Bassett Road was very pleased to participate in the Consultant Cardiologist led Primary Care Heart Failure service in 2018. The service was very efficient and it meant patients could be reviewed without having to travel long distances to hospital. Some patients had not had a specialist review for years and they certainly benefited from it. The Cardiology consultant who led the clinic (Dr Patrick Heck) was very informative and provided good explanation to the patients so they could make an informed decision about their disease. I was present during the consultations and it was good to be part of the team so I could help in matters related to medications and IT system issues. Having one of us there made it more of a multidisciplinary service.  

Great initiative!. We are very pleased we took part in it.”