Medicines play an important part in promoting well-being, preventing ill-health and managing disease. Over 700 million prescription items are dispensed in England each year with a cost approaching £8billion.
Medicines Management can be defined in several ways:
- The clinical, cost-effective, safe and secure handling of medicines
- A system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by the NHS and patients
- Enabling people to make the best possible use of medicines
To achieve the best health outcomes for patients where medicines are involved.If you have any medicines queries please contact Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s Medicines Management team on (01253) 951306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help reduce waste medication
We have launched a campaign to reduce waste medication. Find out more about it here.
The way you order repeat prescriptions may be changing
It is believed that an estimated four per cent of prescribed medication is never taken. Medication which is dispensed by a pharmacist but not actually needed or simply goes unused is potentially costing the local NHS approximately £1.3 million per year.
As a result the way you order your repeat prescriptions might be changing. Find out more here.