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NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) is one of four CSUs that provide support services in the NHS. The CSU employs over 1900 staff and includes a range of clinical and non-clinical departments. Within the CSU we have a large team providing medicines management and optimisation (MMO) services 

The MMO team includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, administrators, and project managers who work closely together with a range of other CSU departments, including business intelligence, information governance, communications and engagement and the Strategy Unit to bring the right solutions and skills for our clients and partners.

To achieve the best outputs from MLCSU we want to understand your specification and your requirements to define the services you require. We will then match the right staffing and resources and review regularly. This ensures we can match the skills as needed and we can deliver business resilience in everything that we do. We always provide a single named lead as a point of contact for services.  

Our MMO services have been developed over 8 years within the CSU to provide a wide range of outputs for the NHS, local authorities, and non-NHS organisations to support patients and we work collaboratively with our three partner CSUs to bring seamless national at scale solutions. 

Our services include clinical support for optimising the use of medicines for patients with GP practices and PCNs, at scale support for the developing Integrated Care Systems including setting up and managing Integrated Medicines Optimisation Committees, Area Prescribing Committees, prescribing data and formulary. We also provide a range of partnership projects including service evaluation, implementation, and bespoke consultancy projects.   

We have a wealth of expertise across the team and our wider departments supported by a strong focus on our staff wellbeing and skills development. We achieve high scores across the 149 questions on the annual NHS staff survey and this delivers to high quality and good value services. 


Welcome to Our Medicines Management

and Optimisation Senior Leadership Team