About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about the safe and effective use of medicines (medicines optimisation) that is set out in NICE guideline 5.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are taking or using 1 or more medicines.

In this information 'medicines' refers to all healthcare treatments, including prescribed treatments and over‑the‑counter medicines.

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