Abstract

This guideline covers safe and effective use of medicines in health and social care for people taking 1 or more medicines. It aims to ensure that medicines provide the greatest possible benefit to people by encouraging medicines reconciliation, medication review, and the use of patient decision aids.

NICE has also produced a guideline on medicines adherence.

Recommendations

This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social care practitioners
  • Commissioners and providers
  • People taking 1 or more medicines and their families and carers

Is this guideline up to date?

We checked this guideline in March 2019. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline updates and replaces recommendation 1.4.2 in the NICE guideline on medicines adherence. It also updates and replaces NICE guideline PSG001 (December 2007).