What is Medicines Management?

Medicines management is an evidence-based approach to prescribing which balances the safety, tolerability, effectiveness and cost of treatments. The aim of the medicines management team is to ensure that our patients receive better, safer and more convenient care.

Medicines management includes:

  • Giving unbiased information about medicines and treatments and where they should be used in care pathways
  • Supporting practitioners and patients to make best use of medicines
  • Minimising the harm caused by medicines
  • Developing local guidelines to optimise the management of conditions
  • Working with service providers (including hospitals, community teams, hospitals, hospices, mental health, community pharmacists and GP practices) to provide safe and effective access to medicines from the most appropriate service.
  • Encouraging appropriate use of antimicrobials to reduce the risk of resistance.
  • Advising on the use of new drugs and new research.

For more information, visit the “Who are the Medicines Management team?

Medicines Management

Chapter 1 - Gastro-intestinal system

Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system

Chapter 3 - Respiratory system

Chapter 4 - Nervous System

Chapter 5 - Infection

Chapter 6 - Endocrine system

Chapter 7 - Genito-Urinary System

Chapter 8 - Malignant disease

Chapter 9 - Nutrition and blood

Chapter 10 - Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 11 - Eye

Chapter 12 - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx

Chapter 13 - Skin

End of Life Formulary

Wound Care Formulary

Traffic light list for prescribing

Position Statements

Shared Care Guidelines

Prescribing Incentive Scheme

Prescribing Newsletters

Patient Information

Patient Letters

Practice Policies/Resources


National Medicine Shortages

NHSE Consultation

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