Our specialists offer both a strategic and operational medicines management service to ensure the use of medicines is optimised throughout the NHS. Our work with local, regional and national organisations enables our clients to get best value for money and comply with latest policy guidance, while patients get the most from their medicines.
We deliver a broad range of medicines management and optimisation services spanning primary care, secondary care, local authorities, care homes and regional NHS England programmes of work.
With in-house experts in primary care, secondary care, academic and community pharmacy, as well as project management expertise, our team encompasses a broad skill mix to ensure that your needs are supported now and in the future.
Our varied customer base means we understand the issues and challenges faced within Medicines Optimisation across healthcare economies and we are ideally placed to support CCGs as additional medicines responsibilities are transferred to them from regional and national organisations.
We support a wide range of customers, including the West Midlands NHS England (NHSE) Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer, NHSE specialised services, CCGs, Local Authorities, Community Health Trusts and local health science networks.
“By using the HARMs audit as part of the prescribing incentive scheme, the CCG has raised awareness of the role of safer prescribing and polypharmacy in reducing hospital admissions.”
Dr Lambert, Assistant Clinical Chair, NHS South Warwickshire CCG
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Arden & GEM’s medicines optimisation team has had an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Pharmacy Management, covering an innovative project to accelerate the uptake of biosimilars with a high cost drugs in-reach pharmacist.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team onsite at a step-down discharge facility during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted important opportunities to improve patient care by strengthening the links between primary, secondary and community pharmacy.
Arden & GEM’s MOCH team has supported one South Warwickshire care home by conducting medication reviews, reviewing care home systems and advanced care planning processes, providing training for staff and increasing multidisciplinary working.
In this blog, our Norfolk and Waveney MOCH pharmacist team outlines the key elements of the service, how our pharmacists are working as part of a multidisciplinary team and the elements we feel are crucial to support those coming into and leaving the step-down service.
Our Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Pharmacist - Jenny Desborough, has been invited to speak at two virtual conferences - The NHS Patient & Staff Safety Virtual Conference and the PM Academy Webinar.
Senior Prescribing Advisor Rupesh Thakkar, Medicines Optimisation Lead Pharmacist – Primary Care, has been invited to join fellow pharmacists plus a pharmacy technician to speak at a free Electronic Repeat Dispensing webinar for healthcare professionals.
Arden & GEM’s medicines optimisation team identified an opportunity for South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to boost its QIPP savings plan by accelerating the uptake of biosimilars to treat rheumatological conditions
On Monday 4 November, Arden & GEM’s clinical support team began delivering a medicines support service in Norfolk for patients needing additional support with medication compliance.
To support South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in the delivery of its prescribing and medicines optimisation QIPP scheme savings, Arden & GEM proposed a plan to review potential areas for prescribing switches, identify patients and implement the change.
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