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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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.
the key high level deliverables that any awarded tenderer need to achieve as part of this rfi are as follows: 1.1 must be able to supply, commission and maintain a pharmacy medicines management electronic prescribing/medicines administration system on a phased moduar basis 1.2 system must be compatible with pharmacy automated dispensing solutions 1.3 system must interface with hospital ict systems using hl7 via hospitals interface engine (cloverleaf) 1.4 single vendor to supply pharmacy medicines management electronic prescribing/medicines administration which must seamlessly integrate with each other 1.5 comply with relevant legislation best practise 2.0 objectives, specifications and scope the objectives of the service are as follows: 2.1 replace the current pharmacy medicines mgmt.
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 team.
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 records.