Medicines play an important part in promoting well-being, preventing ill-health and managing disease. Over 700 million prescription items are dispensed in England each year with a cost approaching £8billion.
Medicines management can be defined in several ways:
- The clinical, cost-effective, safe and secure handling of medicines
- A system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by the NHS and patients
- Enabling people to make the best possible use of medicines
Our goal is to achieve the best health outcomes for patients where medicines are involved.