Improving patient outcomes through MCA

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About this page

This page has been archived. It still supports good pharmacy practice; however, you may find some outdated terminology or broken links. 


The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has been working together with stakeholders to improve patient outcomes and patient-centred care with the better use of multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA), also known as monitored dosage systems (MDS).

It's important that the assessment and selection of intervention options to help maintain healthy independent living are be patient-centred, therefore the use of MCA must not be regarded as a universal solution.

This section of our website has been created as a repository of MCA information where our work on MCA can be downloaded, and links to other key related documents impacting upon the best-use of MCA are available.

Sections on this page

  • Patient assessment tools currently in use in practice
  • Data for the stability of medicines outside of their original packaging
  • Where to go for further information
  • FAQ

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