Idoya Pezonaga qualified as a pharmacist in Spain in 1991 and completed a Masters degree from the University of Surrey in 1993. She has just completed training as an independent prescriber at the Bradford University and has previous experience in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and working for the NHS in Primary Care organisations supporting GPs with prescribing advice.
The addition of the pharmacist role to the practice team has had a significant impact on the clinical care of patients. She has freed up a considerable amount of GP time so they can focus on seeing patients. It also ensures:
When you are unwell with any of the following:
- Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
- Fevers, sweats shaking
Then STOP taking the medicines listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.
- ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
- ARBs: Medicine names ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
- NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
- Diuretics: Sometimes called 'water pills' egg furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
- Metformin: A medicine for diabetes