Recommendation ID
Is a medication review more clinically and cost effective at reducing the suboptimal use of medicines and medicines-related patient safety incidents, compared with usual care or other
interventions, in children?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
NICE recognised that the key focus of the medicines optimisation agenda is to make care
person-centred. In line with this and to ensure the best use of NHS resources, NICE agreed that research needs to be carried out in children to identify the benefit from them having medication reviews. There may be some longer-term gains with this approach, as from a young age the child would become more aware of the intervention, develop a relationship with the health professional and be encouraged to understand their medicines. Research into this area will provide guidance to organisations who may want to, or already provide, medication reviews as part of their care and enable better use of resources (for example, health professional cost and time and health and social care resources). This information would be useful to commissioners who may consider whether or not to commission providers to carry out medication reviews

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes
Date issued
March 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 23/04/2015