Medicines Optimisation & Pharmacy Procurement
The Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement workstream delivers cost effective prices on medicines and related products, and also supports the London-wide QIPP work on medicines use and procurement.
Medicines cost the NHS £2 billion a year in London alone, split equally between Clinical Commissioning Groups (mainly GP prescriptions) and acute and mental health trusts. Hospital medicine expenditure is rising by about 12 percent a year, partly due to the introduction of new high cost medicines.
We work to encourage prescribing which is both clinically effective and cost effective by establishing clinical guidelines for high cost treatments. We also encourage the use of non-branded medicines or changing from one type of medicine to another where appropriate.
We work in two distinct areas, primary care and secondary care.
We help NHS organisations by:
- making savings on a range of pharmacy and related products;
- providing pan-London pricing so each hospital pays the same price;
- ensuring compliance with EU regulations;
- keeping NHS organisations up-to-date on new medicines, medicines coming off patent and changes to the market;
- working with NHS organisations on guidelines for the use of medicines;
- providing monthly benchmarking, savings and cost avoidance data.
For more details, download our current workplan. (Please note this document is for members only and you will have to be logged in to view it.)
|Aisha Achha||Pharmacy Project Manager||020 7188 email@example.com|
|Azhar Saleem||GP Specialist to MOPP||020 7188 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darush Attar-Zadeh||Pharmacist||07961 email@example.com|
|Jackie Eastwood||Outsourced Medicines Supply Services Coordinator||07500 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jas Khambh||Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation Lead, Primary Care||020 7188 email@example.com|
|Pauline Mccalla||Lead Cancer Pharmacist||07500 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phil Aubrey||Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Procurement Secondary Care Lead||07795 email@example.com|
|Rebecca Fisher||Dietitian Project Manager||0207 188 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephanie Hibbs||Pharmacy Procurement and Contracts Manager||020 3313 email@example.com|
|Vicky Chaplin||Project Pharmacist||020 7188 firstname.lastname@example.org|