The Health and Care Secretary has announced a review into over-prescribing in the NHS. The review will focus on patients who take multiple medicines, to ensure patients are receiving the most appropriate treatment for their needs. The review will be led by Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge.
The review will look at how doctors and pharmacists can be supported to review prescriptions and ensure patients are receiving the most appropriate treatment for their needs.
PIF hopes meaningful strategies will be put in place to ensure patients have the opportunity for health literate, shared decision-making conversations regarding any review of their medication.