Medicines optimisation

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.

Last updated on 14 January 2019 at 12:08 by communications manager