Medicines and prescribing

Support for delivering quality, safety and efficiency in the optimisation of medicines.

Evidence summaries

Summaries of the best available evidence to guide decision making for selected medicines. They:

  • help commissioners, budget holders and groups make informed decisions on the introduction of key new medicines
  • review the clinical evidence for the effectiveness of medicines
  • can include reviews of a single medicine with 1 or more indications or class reviews of medicines on specific topics.

View our evidence summaries

Our evidence summaries: process guide sets out how we select topics and prepare the summaries.

Medicines evidence commentaries

Summaries of selected important new studies on medicines. They provide a commentary on the results and their implications for clinical practice.

Key therapeutic topics

Summaries of the evidence-base on topics identified to support medicines optimisation.

Medicines and prescribing associates

We train and support clinicians involved in medicines optimisation across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.  Our associates share information across their professional networks and support each other as an expert group.

NICE guidelines

Recommendations promoting good practice for people involved in governing, commissioning, prescribing and making decisions about medicines. Suitable for a wide range of audiences across health and social care.

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