This document provides a framework of good practice for pharmacy and medicines optimisation in readiness for managing winter pressures in the acute hospital sector and at the interface with the acute sector. The document provides a toolkit for chief pharmacists and also a checklist for trust boards to assess readiness. It is vital for the pharmacy service to maximise benefit to patient care, and to make a significant contribution to the overall healthcare system this winter.
- Links within the document have been updated and appendices referenced appropriately; version control changed to 1.7. However, the content has not been formally reviewed.