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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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.
NHS Arden & GEM CSU and NHS Norwich CCG have been successful at this year’s Patient Safety Awards in the 'Improving Safety in Medicines Management Initiative' category.
Arden & GEM’s Medicines Optimisation team is delighted to have an article included in the latest issue of the Journal of Medicines Optimisation (Volume 5, Issue 1).
When NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) identified an 11% overspend on prescribing budget in one of their GP practices, the Arden & GEM medicines optimisation team was tasked with investigating the potential causes and producing a report for the CCG.
With Self-Care Week taking place across the NHS from 12 – 18 November, Arden & GEM has devised a ‘Self-Care Tooklit’ to support GPs in South Warwickshire to promote better self-care with their patients.
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