Medicines optimisation in Lambeth is a key element of all our commissioning and improvement plans. We are working hard so that patients and the public understand how to get the best outcomes from medicines. We help patients to access sufficient information about their medication so they can better understand how to prevent any adverse effects or even hospital admission.
The Medicines and Long Term Conditions Team recognise that healthcare professionals and patients need to work more closely together to make sure the Lambeth population gets the best possible outcomes from their medicines. For this to happen, the team operates across commissioning pathways, integrating with practices and working closely with local hospitals, community pharmacists, colleagues in NHS London and neighbouring boroughs. In Lambeth, Medicines Optimisation is supported by our GPs, nurses, community pharmacists and local hospitals.
Find out more about medicines optimisation across South East London and the South East London Integrated Medicines Optimisation Committee.