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Medicines optimisation

The Medicines Optimisation team at the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board provides specialist advice, information and training in relation to the use of medicines.

The team takes lead responsibility in all medicines management related issues to ensure patients receive safe and effective drug treatment and all medicines are handled safely.


How does the team work?

The team works as integral members of multi-professional teams and groups to ensure safe, high quality and cost-effective use of medicines to optimise outcomes for patient care.

The team provides expert, specialist advice, information and training to management, staff and patients to promote the safe, effective and high quality prescribing, administration and management of medicines.

Click here to view the Coventry Area Prescribing Committee website.


Medicines Optimisation - Care Homes Support

The Care Homes Support Team is part of the Medicines Optimisation Team. Our role is to work in conjunction with GPs caring for patients who are in a care home setting by providing support, advice and best practice guidance to Care Homes.

We do this by:

  • Improving the systems around the prescription cycle, including support with online ordering by proxy
  • Improving patient care and safety
  • In-depth medication review
  • Reducing waste
  • Ensuring resources available in the NHS are being used in a cost-effective manner.


We work in partnership with GPs, care home staff, health professionals and multi-agencies regarding medicines management related issues or queries.

The team consists of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who specialise in care homes medicines management best practice; if you require non-urgent support or have any medicines optimisation issues relating to care homes, please contact us via:


For best practice guidance documents, please click on the below categories.