Medicines optimisation

Medicines optimisation is about making sure we offer our patients the most cost and clinically effective medicines while ensuring that you have the right choice about the medicines you might take and at the right time.


September - October 2018 

Last year the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions which could have been bought over the counter from a high street pharmacy or supermarket. Read more 

By reducing what we spend on treating conditions that are self-limiting or lend themselves to self-care, we will have more money to spend on high priority areas that have a greater impact for patients, to support improvements in services and to deliver transformation that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the NHS.

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