Chris Seeks Stats On Standard Medicines Reviews Offered To GP Surgeries
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2022 to Question 93720 on Prescription Drugs, how many Standard Medicines Reviews were offered to (a) GP practices and (b) pharmacies in the last 12 months for which data are available; how many were accepted; and for what reason no specific estimate of the annual savings has been made.
While Structured Medication Reviews (SMRs) are not commissioned from pharmacies, from November 2021 to October 2022, 2,221,117 SMR appointments were booked in general practice.
SMRs optimise patient care in a number of ways, including by reducing medicine wastage. However, no specific assessment has been made of this impact, as it is among a number of benefits. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has assessed the evidence for interventions to optimise the use of medicines in developing its guideline ‘Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes’, which has informed NHS England’s commissioning policy.
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