Managing your medicines

Managing your medicines (or medicines optimisation) is about making sure that you get the right choice of medicine at the right time.

In this section you will find information to help you manage your medicines, including: 

About the medicines optimisation team

Medicines optimisation is a patient-focused way of making sure that the medicines prescribed or recommended for you to buy over the counter, will treat your condition(s) effectively and safely. The aim is to give you the best outcome possible.

Our medicines optimisation team work together with other people including clinicians in primary and secondary care, patients, carers and other health and social care professionals.

The team also works closely with other clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire. This helps to make sure that the guidelines we follow for prescribing are the same for all patients across the area. You can find more information on prescribing guidelines can be found on the South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee website (opens in a new window).

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