Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients for Medication Best Usage (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)


The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has release guidance which helps health and care professionals to assist patients with their medicines to improve outcomes and avoid waste.

The “Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines” document offers four guiding principles to help front-line professionals in England support patients with better use of medicines. These four principles of medicines optimisation are:

  • Principle 1: Consider the patient’s experience.
  • Principle 2: Evidence-based choice of medicines.
  • Principle 3: Ensure medicines use is as safe as possible.
  • Principle 4: Embed medicines optimisation into routine practice.

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Medicines optimisation: helping patients to make the most of medicines. Good practice guidance for healthcare professionals in England. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society, May 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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