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NHS organisations are faced with significant demands to ensure that patient outcomes are improved, there is better access to the right healthcare professional or service at the right time, reducing variations in prescribing whilst ensuring that efficiencies are delivered to contribute to the overall sustainability of the NHS and the Long-Term Plan.
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 expertise through our team of pharmacists, pharmacist independent prescribers and pharmacy technicians from primary care, secondary care, community pharmacy, care homes, commissioning, academia, health and justice, we are able to encompass a broad skill mix to ensure that your needs are supported now and in the future.
We offer a strategic and operational medicines management service which ensures the use of medicines is optimised throughout the NHS.
Our support includes:
Our key strengths and expertise:
Find out more about our medicines management and optimisation services by accessing the resources below.
Join us at The Pharmacy Show on 15-16 October 2023 to learn how NHS Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) help health systems and care providers including in primary and community care to meet medicines optimisation objectives, improve patient care and increase efficiency.
When three NHS England regional specialised commissioning teams needed additional capacity and capability to support them with their medicines optimisation responsibilities, dedicated resource from Arden & GEM’s clinical support service was provided.
Arden & GEM assigned a team to support Black Country ICB ensure there were harmonised clinical treatment policies in place across its new geographic footprint to ensure fair access to treatments and interventions.
Arden & GEM’s medicines optimisation team was engaged by NHS England East of England regional community pharmacy contracting team to review over 200 Dispensary Service Quality Scheme clinical audits by the end of the 2022/23 financial year.
Arden & GEM is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting alongside Midlands and Lancashire CSU, NECS and SCW CSU at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2023.
A large trust in the Midlands commissioned Arden & GEM’s clinical support service to provide specialist pharmacist resource to deliver diabetes and hypertension clinics at one of their hospital sites to help manage complex patients.
Arden & GEM’s Pharmacy Lead will be joining the NHS Medicines Optimisation Conference on 30 November 2022 to share the aims of the Discharge Medicines Service and successful approaches to implementation.
Arden & GEM in partnership with Keele University is hosting a free virtual webinar on Tuesday 22 November 2022, 12noon – 2pm, titled ‘Opioids- Safer prescribing in practice’.
In this article for PM Healthcare Journal, Arden & GEM's Medicines Optimisation team describe how their collaborative work with Black Country and West Birmingham ICS has uncovered the barriers to implementing a Discharge Medicines Service with positive impact for staff engagement and referrals.
Arden & GEM’s experienced clinical services team has undertaken 150 LeDeR reviews in a professional, timely and compassionate manner, producing actionable recommendations for service improvement.
If you’d like to find out more about Medicines Management and Optimisation, please contact us here: