Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation: A toolkit for winter 2018/19

Ben Rehman, Lead for Digital, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished Last updated See all updates

Guidance to help plan and mitigate winter pressures in the acute hospital sector

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.​


Change history

  1. 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.
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