Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance

7 October 2015 Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2NP

Adhering to the principle of shared decision-making is central to the medicines optimisation agenda and an essential part of demonstrating compliance with NICE guidance for local NHS organisations. Co-chaired by Clare Howard and Martin Stephens, expert leaders in medicines optimisation from Wessex AHSN, the workshop will aim to examine how NHS organisations in the West Midlands could best be supported to involve patients in decisions regarding their medicines and to implement NICE guidance with respect to shared decision-making.

Representatives of local clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts, formulary decision-making bodies and patient advocacy groups have all been invited to take part in this workshop. The attendees will be encouraged to share examples of best practice, explore local barriers to improvement and devise a list of practical recommendations for local stakeholders to help optimise the use of medicines across the region. The outputs of the discussion will be captured in a comprehensive report.

To inform the discussion on the day, we would be grateful if you could complete a short five minute survey. Your responses will be used to stimulate discussion at the workshop, and there are separate surveys for CCGs and trusts

The outputs of the discussion have now been captured in a comprehensive report, which summarises the main points of discussion and outlines the key recommendations suggested by the workshop attendees. A summary report on the workshop is also available, or to view the presentations from the event, click to see Clare Howard's slidedeck or Lucy Chatwin's slidedeck