Page 1: Introduction

Thank you for your interest in this survey.

The purpose of this UK survey is to get some feedback on a framework (“a way of doing things”) for pharmacy-led approaches in care homes. There appears to be lots of differences in the way that medicines optimisation is delivered in care homes across the country. As older people are the major users of medication, we hope this framework will help to standardise practice and improve medicines optimisation for residents living in care homes. 

The framework has been developed by Aston and Hull University and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) building on previous joint work in this area.  The framework has received feedback locally by practitioners and care staff involved in the care of residents. The framework now requires feedback from practitioners and care staff across the whole of the UK.

In this survey, we refer to 'Medicines optimisation' as "a person‑centred approach to safe and effective medicines use, to ensure people obtain the best possible outcomes from their medicines. Medicines optimisation applies to people who may or may not take their medicines effectively" (NICE, 2015).

If you work in a UK care home and are involved in supporting medicines optimisation, then please consider taking part in this survey to contribute to the development of this framework. There are no right or wrong answers; we are interested in your opinions of what you think should be included in the framework.

If you are interested in taking part, please click here to read the Participant Information Sheet before clicking 'Next' to continue. Your responses to this survey are anonymous and will take around 15 minutes to complete.