Medicines Optimisation -Innovation Lab Report April 2016

Date published: 22 September 2016

This is a short report on the work carried out at the Innovation Lab held in April 2016. The challenge is for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) to develop a Quality Framework for Medicines Optimisation. Medicines Optimisation is defined by NICE as ‘a person centred approach to safe and effective medicines use to ensure that people gain the best possible outcomes from their medicines’. 


Effective patient involvement is a fundamental theme running through the framework which introduces three new quality standards that focus on the patient experience:

  • safer prescribing with patient involvement
  • better information about medicines
  • supporting adherence and independence

You should note that this is a report of what happened on this Lab project. The departments/sponsors were under no obligation to accept recommendations.

For information on what has happened on this project since this report was published people should contact the Innovation Lab.


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