Sports Pharmacist: What the role provides…

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PAUL MOLONEY MPHARM, SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB

The role of a Pharmacist in the multi-disciplinary sports medical team is one that is expanding and has plenty of potential to develop in modern day football.

Medicine management already has had its place in a lot of clubs, which ensures: ~

  • Improved record keeping : Provide policies on Medicine Management and Controlled Drugs etc. 
  • Compliant storage & security of medicines
  • Ability to monitor and keep auditable stock levels of medicines
  • Audit and review practice effectively

Medicine Optimisation has existed in healthcare for many years, yet is an area still relatively untouched by sports treatment.

Sports Medicine optimisation can be defined as: An approach that seeks to maximise the beneficial clinical outcomes for players from medicines with an emphasis on safety, governance, professional collaboration and player engagement.

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