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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 ICBs 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, ICBs, Local Authorities, provider 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
Find out more about our medicines management and optimisation services by accessing the resources below.
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.
In this blog for Healthcare Leader, Arden & GEM's Senior IFR Nurse, Charlotte Nuttley, considers the role that clinical policy development and harmonisation can play in helping ICSs to achieve the Triple Aim, deliver the COVID-19 recovery programme and make difficult funding decisions.
In this article for the Journal of Pharmacy Management, Arden & GEM's medicines optimisation team share their five-point approach to engaging with practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Arden & GEM medicines optimisation pharmacy lead, specialising in diabetes care, has contributed a new chapter on management of Type 1 diabetes to the latest edition of the pharmacy textbook, ‘Drugs in Use’.
Arden & GEM’s medicines optimisation service has been shortlisted in the patient safety category at the PrescQIPP Awards 2021 for their work to help patients better manage medication through the Norfolk Medicines Support Service.
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