In a letter written by David Pfleger, NHS Grampian's director of pharmacy and medicines management
, he says that a "disorderly" break from the EU could affect supply chains.
Sue Jordan, professor of medicines management
and health services research at the university's College of Human and Health Sciences, said: "More than 50% of care home residents are being prescribed medicines they don't need or that don't properly address their health problems.
"We have also received guidance from our local Clinical Commissioning Group and medicines management
A review had been undertaken of medicines management
and improvements made which ensures that people receive their medicines safely and as prescribed.
Poor medicines management
also costs the NHS an estimated PS300m a year, PS90m of which is a result of unused prescription medicines retained in people's homes**.
The CQC said that improvements been made to medicines management
and risk management, but that some care plans for complex needs "lacked detail or were not in place".
The team at Edge Hill Health Centre, Edge Lane, were shortlisted for a National Patient Safety Award in recognition of work done to promote safety in medicines management
Mr Ramsay added: "The issue of medicines management
is one which is relevant to everybody, from GPs, medical staff in hospitals and pharmacists to patients.
Responding to the report, Mair Davies, director of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales said: "We welcome the committee's assertion that medicines management
should have a significantly higher profile and support the recommendation for health boards to develop local campaigns to raise the profile of medicines management
And statistics from the Medicines Management
Programme showed one in 10 are popping an array of prescription sedatives and sleeping tablets.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who visited The Conkers at Far Common Road, Mirfield, found the medicine room was not secure and said there were inaccuracies in the transcribing of how medicines should be administered in the medicines management