Services Database Community Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Champion (Nottingham City CCG Area)

Service ID



Aims and objectives of service

To provide engagement with and support from within the pharmacy on the implementation and delivery of Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other NHS initiatives, promoting these to patients and feeding back to the CCG and other relevant NHS organisations as required.

Local defined outcomes

  • optimises the use of medicines with improved outcomes for patients;
  • contributes to the reduction of waste medicines; and
  • promotes healthy lifestyle and patient self-care.

A named pharmacy staff member will:

  • be a ‘portal’ for engagement and delivery of CCG Medicines Optimisation initiatives within community pharmacy;
  • take the lead and co-ordinate pharmacy engagement on signposting to local and national services;
  • be the lead for the implementation, co-ordination and maintenance of CCG Medicines Management schemes and initiatives within the pharmacy, including those which are current, pilot, in development and future initiatives; and
  • be the conduit for working closely with the CCG Medicines Management Team and relevant NHS organisations, to ensure pharmacy staff training needs for the initiatives are addressed.

The scheme will cover all patients registered with a Nottingham City CCG GP practice.

Please note, this service has been extended until March 2017. 

Location of service

Nottinghamshire LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Medicines optimisation (including MUR-related services)

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known. 


This service is available in the Nottignham City CCG area only.