General resources

B166: Medicines adherence and waste

This PrescQIPP bulletin focuses on tackling medicines adherence and waste locally. It provides guidance, advice, and examples of good practice for medicines optimisation teams to develop local initiatives and campaigns.

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Planning tool

This project planning tool allows commissioners to identify key stakeholders, consider strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a project and consider the best way to ensure there is buy in to drive the project forward locally.

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Medicines waste campaign materials webinar

Sajida Khatri, PrescQIPP Medicines Optimisation Director and Claire Dearden PrescQIPP Pharmacy Technician showcase the Medicines Adherence and Waste Webkit and the materials available.

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Public facing campaign materials

PrescQIPP have developed a suite of patient information resources to support local medicine adherence and waste campaigns. These resources can be used in isolation or as a package and can be distributed via stakeholders identified in the project planning tool. Our resources have been developed after engagement with patient groups and are based on a pill family, which have been created to visualise the key messages around medicines adherence and waste.

Campaign videos

We have produced a campaign video, which is also split up into separate scenes that you can use locally. These can be used to be played in GP/health centre waiting rooms, pharmacies, via social media etc.

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The posters have been designed to complement the video resource. A range of posters are available which can be chosen to fit in with local campaigns and according to local preference.

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The postcards also complement the video resources. They can also be adapted to incorporate your own messages on the back of the postcards.

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Labels for pharmacies and practices

These labels/stickers contain the key campaign messages for use in different settings. We have provided two sets of ready-made labels in Word, in size 2.5 x 6cm.

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Example patient letter

The patient letter contains all the key messages from the waste campaign. It needs to be adapted before sending to patients.

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Press releases and social media

A press release and a range of social media messages are available for you to use to support your campaign locally.

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EAHSN and PrescQIPP MAW joint working campaign

In 2013 PrescQIPP was commissioned by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network to deliver a framework around how the Pharmaceutical Industry could support the NHS around Adherence and Waste. Below you’ll find all of the resources delivered as part of this work:

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Shared good practice - Award winning project webinars

Shared good practice - Other projects

National publications and resources