Medication optimisation in care homes

The National Medicines Optimisation Programme has made new funding available to recruit additional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to support care homes in London.

Following the success of all applications received from each STP; all areas across London have recruited to the respective posts.

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to take part in a two year training programme lead by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). CPPE aim to develop the skills and knowledge of participants, in order for them to continue as lead roles in this area of expertise once the programme has been completed.

Pharmacy Integration

NHSFutures website  – if you have not registered go to and request access via email by contacting

Useful documents:

NICE quick guide – effective record keeping ordering medicines

NICE quick guide – discussing and planning medicines support


To find out more about this work please contact Jane Sproat at



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