Category: Medicines Optimisation

Highlights from the 2016-17 Annual Review

This is a short animation of a selection of our impact from 2016-17.

Working together to improve anti-coagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

This video showcases why collaboration across the NHS works perfectly for the patient.

We enabled secondary care specialists to work in partnership with GP practices to provide care in the community and ensured a streamline patient journey linked to on-going care by the community pharmacist.

PINCER - The Background Story

Listen to Sarah Rogers, one of the original researchers from the University of Nottingham, talk about the evidence base for the PINCER Tool and what it can do for medicines safety in primarycare

Polypharmacy Conference Highlights Video

Wessex AHSN Medicines Optimisation Team have been working with a small group of people, locally and nationally to develop a set of comparators to help CCG's and practices identify people who are potentially at risk from polypharmacy. The polypharmacy comparators were launched in a local workshop on 30th March 2017. They will be available nationally for every CCG and Practice to access from early 2017. This is the highlights video of the event

Insulin Self Administration in Hospital - a Nurse and Patient Experience

Increasing the number of people who are offered and supported to administer their own insulin while in hospital is a complex change to make. To support trusts through the steps we have been working with Lilly UK to develop a guide to implementation which Salisbury, Hampshire Hospitals and University Hospital Southampton are now piloting with us.

Repeat Dispensing for General Practice

Repeat Dispensing is when a person who has a stable long term condition is prescribed up to 12 months of their medicines. These prescriptions are stored electronically and drawn down one at a time for dispensing over the set time period. The patient does not have to request prescriptions from the GP during this period. When the penultimate prescription is dispensed by the pharmacy, the patient is asked to see their GP for review and a new prescription.