The application of medicines safely which gives the patient choice and maintains their dignity and provides as much a positive experience as is possible is a corner stone of pharmacy. Ensuring that the medicines are provided with value for money in mind and is done in an efficient manner will have great benefits for the NHS. There are many initiatives which optimise the application of medicines including waste management, working with service users on their experience and identifying ineffective usage.
This award highlights pharmacy teams and departments which driving better efficiencies and adding value to their organisations through reducing waste whilst maintaining safety. Judges want to hear about innovative projects to provide value for money services to their users.
Entries are open to all NHS and public sector pharmacy teams.