Medicines play a vital role in improving people’s lives, but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as intended by the prescriber, resulting in wasted resources and poor outcomes for patients.
In 2014, NHS England launched its Medicines Optimisation Dashboard to help inform local discussions about how to improve patient outcomes and get better value from our medicines spend. Since then, it has been evaluated and modified based on what commissioners, prescribers and other healthcare providers want to see.
Today (1 December 2016), NHS England launched the new and improved dashboard, aimed at helping healthcare professionals ensure their patients get the best outcomes from their medicines. The Medicines Optimisation programme is aligning with RightCare, and the dashboard and RightCare resources together provide a powerful toolkit for commissioners and healthcare professionals to help achieve the best patient outcomes, and value for the NHS, from the medicines they prescribe.
If you have any questions about the dashboard, please email Jo Coleman in NHS England’s Office of the Chief Professional Officers (Pharmacy).