Chapter 5: Medicines management

Web Link 1: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Description: An e-learning module for healthcare professionals focusing on minimising the risks of using medicines and information on how to access medical device modules.

Web Link 2: Medicines optimization case scenarios

Description: These 4 case scenarios have been put together by NICE to improve knowledge of the systems and processes involved in medicines optimisation and their application in practice. They illustrate how the recommendations from the NICE guideline on medicines optimisation can be applied by individual people and organisations involved with medicines optimisation, to ensure that people obtain the best possible outcomes from their medicines. You will need to refer to the NICE guideline while using these case scenarios, so make sure that you have access to copies (either online or as a printout).

Web Link 3: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Description: Provides a range of concise and user-friendly professional, legal, ethical and good practice guidance materials including quick reference guides, professional standards, webinars, as well as ultimate guides and hubs.

Web Link 4: The British National Formulary

Description: Provides practical evidence-based information for healthcare professionals who prescribe and administer medicines.

Web Link 5: Royal College of Nursing

Description: This guide for provides information on nurse prescribing including types of nurse prescriber, keeping stocks of medication and the RCN Indemnity scheme. It also provides a list of further useful resources.

Web Link 6: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Description: Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers.

Web Link 7: Evidence-based guidance

Description: NICE guidance on medicines management.