Lord Carter highlights a potential saving in the “Review of Operational Productivity Interim Report”

His report identifies the key role pharmacists can play through the increasing use of medicine optimisation delivering savings through both the medicine bill, but more importantly ensuring better treatment and reducing the length of hospital stays.

“Optimising the use of medicines is recognised as a key role undertaken well by pharmacy teams which can lead to better outcomes, including improved safety whilst reducing waste and getting consistent, best clinical practice, thereby reducing variance and improving patient care”