The 2019 Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation benchmarking project is open for data collection.
Each year the NHS spends £18 billion on medicines. Good management and prescribing practices have a significant impact on both patient health and the cost of the medicines bill. Despite the huge importance, there is great variation between localities in the level of spend, prescribing practices and management approaches.
The Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation project gives a widespread analysis of the structure of pharmacy services, policies and procedures, hours of availability, IM&T, clinical pharmacy, and home care. The 2019 project has been update and has additional focus on medicines safety, aseptics and areas from the NHS Long Term Plan and national pharmacy priorities.
Data collection will run until 19th July 2019, and members can login to the members’ area to register for the project and input data. The project outputs include a benchmarking toolkit containing hundreds of benchmarked metrics, a high level national report outlining key messages and metrics for pharmacy and medicines optimisation services nationally, bespoke dashboard report outlining key metrics, and highlighting participant reported positions, and free attendance at our national conference in November 2019.
To register, and begin inputting your data to the project, please login to the members' area.
For any further information, please contact Aidan Rawlinson.