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Pharmacist workforce mode trial

Medication errors, adverse medication events (AMEs), multi-morbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people. Previously, we piloted a model that integrated a formal role for clinical pharmacists working within the community nursing service. The model aimed to provide services to improve medicine safety, reduce risk of AMEs and facilitate interdisciplinary medicines management between community nurses, GPs, community pharmacists and specialists. The model was successfully developed, implemented and evaluated by Bolton Clarke. This project replicates and implements the model in the eastern region of Melbourne within the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network catchment areas. The project is using a mixed methods study design to evaluate the implementation