Optimising therapeutic outcomes

Achieving equity of access to pharmacy services

In 2030, pharmacy teams will ensure every patient receives high quality prescribing of new medicines and timely, systematic medication reviews. All patients will receive the right care at the right time and the right place.

Therapeutic outcomes will be optimised through prescribing, monitoring, reviewing, adjusting and stopping medicines. Pharmacy input will be targeted at: key stages in a patient’s journey such as at transitions between care settings, when patients are acutely unwell, patients who receive high risk medicines and complex therapies, and frail patients. This will improve medicines safety, help manage risk and reduce unnecessary polypharmacy.

Optimising outcomes will include delivering greener, more environmentally sustainable services. Pharmacy teams will consider the environmental impact of medicines when prescribing and reviewing medicines, and take action to reduce medicines waste.