The Welsh National Standards for Medication Review have been developed to provide a structured approach to medication review and are benchmarks for quality, with the aim of optimising patient safety and prescribing practice. It is anticipated that healthcare professionals undertaking medication reviews will work towards achieving the standards, and the list of associated activities included will help reviewers to achieve them.
In endorsing the standards, AWMSG acknowledged the enormous pressure on NHS Wales currently, and suggested piloting the standards in order to identify any barriers which may prevent the standards being achieved. If you would like to take part in a pilot either now, or in the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(January 2021 - Original publication)