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United Kingdom. Department of Health and Social Care. (2021) Good for you, good for us, good for everybody. A plan to reduce overprescribing to make patient care better and safer, support the NHS, and reduce carbon emissions. London: Department of Health and Social Care.

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The UK government commissioned Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, to lead a review into the use of medication and overprescribing. The review was guided by a short life working group (SLWG), which brought together senior stakeholders from across the healthcare system, together with patient and third sector representation. It looked at reducing inappropriate prescribing, with a particular focus on the role of digital technologies, research, culture change and social prescribing, repeat prescribing and transfer of care.

The review sets out a series of practical and cultural changes to ensure patients are receiving the most appropriate treatment for their needs while ensuring clinicians’ time is well spent and taxpayer money is spent wisely. This includes better use of technology, how to review prescriptions more effectively, and how to offer alternatives to medicines where they would be more effective.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
Drug therapy
Date
September 2021
Pages
85 p.
Publisher
Department of Health and Social Care
Corporate Creators
United Kingdom. Department of Health and Social Care
Place of Publication
London
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