Nursing for people with Cystic Fibrosis in York and Hull
Who are we?
We are a pharmacy team consisting of 2 pharmacists, Dimah Sweis based at York and Nicki Bush based at Hull
What you can expect when you see the CF Pharmacist
We work with the rest of the CF team to help you specifically with aspects of your care relating to oral, intravenous or inhaled medicines.
When you see us, we will be asking you how you are getting on with your medicines and treatments. We are keen to hear about the successes that you have experienced with your treatments and what is working well for you.
We will encourage you to use every opportunity to discuss anything you want about your medicines. Please do not be afraid to tell us about any changes to your medicines especially if you have stopped taking/ inhaling treatments because you can’t see the point or perceive any benefit. We are on hand to support you to make informed decisions and balanced judgements about your medicines so that you are able to achieve the best possible positive outcomes. We will work closely with the rest of the CF team to resolve any issues you raise and to make adjustments where needed.
Whether any medication-related issues arise in the community, at home or in hospital, we will do our best to resolve any ongoing medication-related problems that might crop up along the way. We will be looking at your treatment regimes in detail, monitoring for effectiveness, adverse effects and effects some drugs can have on each other. We will keep you informed about any new treatment developments that are suitable for you.
NICE- Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management