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Medicines optimisation

A CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of how patient involvement can contribute to the safe and effective use of medicines
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A CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of how patient involvement can contribute to the safe and effective use of medicines

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article discussed medicines optimisation, which was defined as a patient-centred approach to safe and effective medicines use to ensure patients achieve the best possible outcomes. It emphasised that involving patients in decisions about their care will assist in ensuring they get the most from their medicines.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article stated that four guiding principles underpin medicines optimisation: aim to understand the patient’s experience; ensure evidence-based choice of medicines; ensure medicines use is as safe as possible; and make medicines optimisation part of routine practice.

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