Access comparative evidence on Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation

The 2017 Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation benchmarking project is open for data collection

The Pharmacy project is open to all NHS Provider organisations, providing a unique opportunity to compare your services against peer organisations.

The project builds on two successful years of the project where over 150 Trusts have taken part, this year’s data requirements have been refined with the support of Pharmacists from Acute, Mental Health and Community Trusts, government departments and national bodies.

The project covers a wide range of topics including; pharmacy structure, workforce, pharmacy outturn costs, medicines spend, availability, clinical pharmacy, quality and good practice. The project content has been revised in partnership with pharmacists from across the UK and includes a new section on Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy services and the set of benchmarking metrics defined by the RPS HEAG group along with various other refinements.

The timescales for this project are as follows:

  • Project opens for data collection – 2nd June 2017
  • Project closes for data collection – 4th August 2017
  • Data validation – August and September 2017
  • First draft comparisons and analysis toolkit – October 2017
  • Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation benchmarking Benchmarking Conference (London) – 18th October 2017
  • Final reports – December 2017

Data collection will run until 4th August 2017, and you will need to log in to the members' area to register for the project and input your data. The project outputs include a benchmarking toolkit containing hundreds of benchmarked metrics, a high level national report and bespoke report to participants outlining key messages and metrics for pharmacy & medicines optimisation services, and free attendance at our national conference on 18th October 2017.

To register, and begin inputting your data to the project, please login to the members' area.

For any further information, or to receive log in details for the website, please contact Aidan Rawlinson.