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Medicines Management

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What is Medicines Management?

Medicines management can be defined as a system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by the NHS and patients.

Effective medicines management places the patient as the primary focus, thus delivering better targeted care and better informed individuals.

The list below gives you some examples of the issues the Medicines Management Team are involved in:

  • Supporting healthcare professionals and patients to make best use of medicines

  • Giving health professionals and patients unbiased information on new and existing drugs

  • Helping to avoid harm caused by medicines such as side effects through medication review.

  • Developing local guidelines for managing medical conditions

  • Giving advice on how to store and dispose of medicines safely.

  • Improved patient care and satisfaction

  • Help to maximise the use of resources available

 

Click here for more information on our New Medicines Service (NMS), Medicines Use Review (MUR) and Help for Harry