Improving medication adherence: Resources to support local delivery

Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Source East and South East England Specialist Pharmacy ServicesPublished

Improving medication adherence has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce medicines waste and increase NHS return on investment. This resource provides an overview of key papers highlighting issues with medication non adherence, links to sources of knowledge and skills development/training as well as tools to support practice. Further reading and references are also provided. This resource is useful for all health professionals who work or liaise with patients to support medication adherence. It aims to support practitioners in their daily practice working with patients, in primary and secondary care, to improve medication adherence.