The aseptic unit is located in a clean room environment which must adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice standards. This unit is run by a dedicated team of highly skilled pharmacists and technicians. All chemotherapy, clinical trials for cancer patients and high cost/high risk products for gastroenterology/rheumatology departments are prepared under validated sterile conditions. In order to maintain these conditions, the aseptic unit is constantly audited against various standards.
We work closely with our consultants and nursing staff to ensure the safe and efficient supply of treatment to our patients. We are involved in the development of protocols, policies and procedures for the safe administration of chemotherapy.
Process improvement projects are ongoing in the aseptic unit and these are managed by dedicated pharmaceutical technician and pharmacists and discussed on a monthly basis at staff meetings. Staff receive continuous training and attend relevant in-house & UK training courses to maximise skill mix and support advanced roles.
In order to manage workload a capacity plan is in place.
Systems which allow more efficient workflows have been introduced such as dose banding.