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Medicines optimisation

Our regional medicines optimisation programme aims to help patients get the maximum benefit from their medicines, ensure medicines use is as safe as possible and reduce waste. Our regional work, compliments the ambitions of National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (known as NatPatSIP). Find out more about the five NatPatSIP programmes, including medicines, here.

We’re working to improve support for patients to get the maximum benefit from their medicines with an overarching aim of reducing medication related harm in health and social care, focusing on high risk drugs, situations and vulnerable patients.

We are advised and supported by our Medicines Safety Steering Group, which is made up of representatives from acute trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, community providers and university academics.

Outside of our national patient safety commission, we also focus on key areas highlighted by our members.

For more information on medicines optimisation see NHS England and the Medicines Optimisation dashboard.

Click on the links below to find out more information about our current projects:

Please note, the following 2018-2020 projects are no longer active, but the resources and toolkits may be of use:


Wessex AHSN have produced a series of videos under the ‘Meet Mo’ campaign’ to encourage people, who may be struggling with medicines, to seek help.

The first Mo video was produced to encourage patients who take several types of medicine to book a review with their local pharmacist.

Me and My Medicines is a campaign led by patients and supported by clinical staff to help people raise concerns and use their medicines better.

Medicines Safety Improvement Programme

Find out about our work to improve Medicines Safety.

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