medicines management

medicines management

A term defined by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as: “The clinical, cost-effective and safe use of medicines to ensure patients get the maximum benefit from the medicines they need, while at the same time minimising potential harm.”

Medicines management (MM) seeks to address medicines-related problems and optimise the use of medicines by providing advice on prescribing, medication monitoring, management of repeat prescribing systems and education and training on prescribing and the use of medicines.
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NTW Chief Pharmacist Tim Donaldson said: "e installation of these new cabinets marks a signi-cant investment in medicines management within the Trust and makes Hopewood Park one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the country.
The team at Edge Hill Health Centre in Edge Lane been shortlisted for a National Patient Safety Award in recognition of work done to promote safety in medicines management.
He completed his apprenticeship at Bradford College and has since gone on to gain a number of medicines management accreditations.
Mark Galloway, Head of Medicines Management, Arden Commissioning Support Service.
The 1,000 Lives Plus focus on medicines management is supporting care homes and GPs to apply new evidence and ensure people with dementia only receive anti-psychotic drugs appropriately.
KEY RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REPORT: KEY recommendations, and actions the Trust has launched, include: Pharmacists should have a greater role in the training of doctors and nurses in prescribing and medicines management.
NZNO is also disappointed the amendments did not change nurse practitioners (NP) from designated to authorised prescribers and wants "this oversight urgently addressed" NZNO's submission, prepared by policy analyst Marilyn Head, calls for the establishment of a coherent, comprehensive framework for medicines management, rather than amending the myriad contributing parts to it.
Jo Linton, assistant director of medicines management for Middlesbrough PCT and Redcar and Cleveland PCT, said: "The unnecessary use and overuse of antibiotics can actually do more harm than good because bacteria can build up a resistance to the antibiotic, meaning when we really need antibiotics - they won't work as well.
The software is a sophisticated medicines management tool that aims to deliver consistency and conformity in prescribing, whilst quantifying and reporting on cost savings.
Welcoming today's call by the Healthcare Commission for improvements in medicines management to be a priority for mental health trusts David Pruce, Director of Practice and Quality Improvement from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain said: "This report shows the benefits to mental health patients of having pharmacists directly involved in their care.
Julia Simms, associate director of medicines management at Birkenhead and Wallasey PCT, said patients were not being blamed for wasted medicines, but it was important to make people aware of the costs.