Medicines Optimisation

Patients

Do you have a question about your medicines, prescription charges or travelling abroad?

These pages provide information and answer commonly asked questions about medicines.

They include advice about taking medicines, travelling abroad, and how to dispose of old medicines.

You can also read about visiting your local pharmacist before you ask for a GP appointment, and when to call 111 for urgent advice.

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Healthcare Professionals

This section is for healthcare professionals, with guidance aimed at GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists.

Medicines Optimisation is about seeing the use of medicines in the context of the patient’s overall treatment and putting the patient at the heart of any decision.

We aim to involve all stakeholders (not just the prescriber) in decisions about medicines and focusing on the quality, safety, patient acceptability and cost effectiveness of an intervention.

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