The LTC service is provided in all community pharmacies to support patients with identified medication adherence issues to become self-managing with their medications.
LTC service documentation can be found on the DHBSS website by clicking here.
Canterbury has consistently had lower than national levels of LTC registration. Pharmacists are encouraged to continue to be proactive in registering LTC patients who are eligible for this service and may benefit from it.
Who qualifies for the LTC service?
- People who have difficulty managing their medications and/or illnesses who would benefit from adherence support and monitoring.
- These people must also have at least one long term condition such as diabetes, heart or respiratory problems, depression, hypothyroidism or arthritis.
- They must live independently in the community and not live in an aged residential care facility or community residential care facility.
- They must reach a 20 point threshold in the LTC assessment.