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Pharmacy and medicines optimisation

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Medicines optimisation looks at the value which medicines deliver, making sure they are clinically-effective and cost-effective. It is about ensuring people get the right choice of medicines, at the right time, and are engaged in the process by their clinical team.

The goal of medicines optimisation is to help patients to:

  • improve their outcomes
  • take their medicines correctly
  • avoid taking unnecessary medicines
  • reduce wastage of medicines
  • and improve medicines safety.
For more information on medicines optimisation, please refer to information for patients guidance produced by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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