We congratulate Professor Bryony Dean-Franklin from UCL School of Pharmacy who has been awarded nearly £93k to investigate the use of patient-held information about medication (PHIMed) to support medicines optimization over 18 months.

CLAHRC NWL’s Dr Julie Reed and Susan Barber are looking forward to supporting this  exciting new research as  members of the research Steering Group.

Over almost 10 years, CLAHRC Northwest London has supported programmes designed to improve medicines optimisation and we recognise the importance of patient hand-held information and its potential contribution to supporting self-management and improving patient safety.

Most recently we’ve supported the successful ReMAC collaboration, (Review of Medicines in Acute Care).

The collaborative: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital improved the awareness of the need for, and increased the practice of medication review for patients who take multiple medicines.

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My Medication Passport is an example of patient held information about medications which was developed by and for patients  in 2011 is made available to any patient who wants wants one via the NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London website.

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