Medicines Optimisation

Medicines Optimisation is a system of processes that determines how medicines are used by patients within the NHS. The Pharmacy department at RNOH is involved in the clinical assessment, monitoring and review of individual patients as well as being responsible for overseeing medicines prescribing, usage, audit, risk management, formularies, guidelines and policies.

All aspects of Medicines Optimisation are detailed within the Medicines Policies. The aim of these Policies is to ensure that:

  • Trust activity is compliant with current legislation / guidelines
  • Provides a framework for teaching, training, audit and future development
  • Encourage safe systems of work for staff and therefore protect patients and staff by reducing risk and the potential for error

Useful documents:

MP1 – Guidance on the use of the Medicine

MP2 – Medicine Incidents

MP3 – Supply, Storage and Transportation of Medicines

MP4 – Administration of Drugs

MP5 – Medicine Reconciliation Policy

MP6 – Prescribing

MP7 – Disposal of Medicines

MP8 – Medicines Policy for Discharge

MP9 – Clinical Trials

MP10 – Controlled Drugs

MP11 – Non-Medical Prescribing

MP12 – Unlicensed Medicines

MP13 – Formulary

MP14 – Doctors’ Self-Prescribing

MP15 – PbR excluded drugs and high cost antimicrobials Policy

MP16 – Patient Group & Patient Specific Directions (PGDs / PSDs)

MP17 – TTA pre-pack Policy

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