Medicines optimisation in care homes

This CPD module provides an overview on medicines optimisation in care homes.


This CPD module is about current thinking on medicines optimisation in care homes. It will consider the challenges of managing the medicines of care home residents and what measures can be taken to optimise their usage and reduce waste.

Learning objectives:

  • Produce an action plan to improve medicines optimisation for patients in care homes
  • Explain how MURs and the NMS can help care home residents
  • Identify key health and social care practitioners locally who are also involved in care homes.

Contributing author: Lelly Oboh, MRPharmS, Ipresc, consultant pharmacist, care of older people.