Structured medication reviews: origins, implementation, evidence, and prospects

Stewart, Duncan, Madden, Mary, Davies, Paul, Whittlesea, Cate and McCambridge, Jim (2021) Structured medication reviews: origins, implementation, evidence, and prospects. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (709). pp. 340-341. ISSN 0960-1643

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Abstract / Description

Pharmacists have been employed in UK general practice for many years. Their numbers are now expanding and their roles developing. Clinical pharmacists are expected to alleviate workload pressures on GPs. Notwithstanding the COVID-19 vaccination programme, a new Structured Medication Review (SMR) service has been introduced in Primary Care Networks (PCNs). The long term drivers are clear: addressing problematic polypharmacy in the NHS, reducing avoidable hospitalisations, and delivering better value from medicines spending. SMRs are intended to improve the quality of prescribing, delivering improvements to patient care and outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structured Medication Review (SMR) service; Primary Care Networks (PCNs); NHS; polypharmacy
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Duncan Stewart
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 13:50
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 13:50
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6954

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