Medicines Optimisation is about ensuring that the right patients get the right choice of medicine at the right time. It is a holistic patient-focussed approach that encompasses all aspects of the medicines journey. It helps to ensure that the medicines prescribed or recommended for purchase over the counter, will treat patients’ conditions effectively and safely in order to offer the best or desired outcomes.
The CCG’s Medicines Optimisation team works collaboratively with key stakeholders including clinicians in primary and secondary care, patients, carers and other health and social care professionals, to ensure the people of Wakefield obtain the best possible outcomes from their medicines.
The team also works closely with neighboring CCGs in South West Yorkshire to produce prescribing guidelines to ensure the provision of seamless patient care across the area. More information on prescribing guidelines can be found on the South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee website.