In summer 2016, the pharmacy team launched a campaign to promote and encourage good eye drop compliance and provide support to patients, carers and staff regarding best techniques for administering eye drops. The campaign supports our strategic objective to deliver the highest standards of patient experience, outcomes and safety across all of our sites. It also provides an opportunity for patients to experience innovative pharmacist led consultations within Moorfields’ clinics.
The Know Your Drops team hold events supported by the International Glaucoma Association at sites across our network, offering the opportunity for patients to attend to find out more about how best to administer eye drops. There are a range of cases where this extra support has proven beneficial, including preventing surgery, reducing polypharmacy, reducing side effects experienced and reducing the need for carers to assist with administration.
Check out the events table below to find out when the next Know Your Drops sessions will be taking place. You can find out more about the Know Your Drops team on Twitter with the hashtag #KnowYourDrops.
|Moorfields Eye Unit at Mile End||Tuesday 8 May|
|Moorfields Eye Centre at Ealing Hospital||Wednesday 9 May|
|Moorfields Eye Unit at St Ann's Hospital||Thursday 10 May|
|Moorfields Eye Unit at Potters Bar Community||Friday 11 May|
|Moorfields Eye Unit at Darent Valley Hospital||Monday 14 May|
|Moorfields Eye Centre at Croydon University Hospital||Tuesday 15 May|
|Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Teddington Memorial Hospital||Wednesday 16 May|
|Moorfields Eye Unit at Queen Mary's Hospital||Friday 18 May|
|Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Sir Ludwig Guttman Health & Wellbeing Centre||Monday 21 May|
|Moorfields Eye Centre at St George's Hospital||Tuesday 22 May|
|Moorfields Eye Centre at Bedford Hospital||Thursday 24 May|
|Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Barking Hospital||Friday 25 May|
|Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Barking Hospital||Tuesday 29 May|
|Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Purley War Memorial Hospital||Monday 4 June|
|Moorfields Eye Centre at Northwick Park Hospital||Monday 11 June|
Blog: Know Your Drops - a year in review
Fiona Chiu, associate chief pharmacist, and Sarah Thomas, lead pharmacist, blog about the Know Your Drops campaign to celebrate one year since its launch.
Watch our video explaining how to use your eye drops