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.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
We checked this guideline in March 2019. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.
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).