Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) Project Report Jan 2019 to Dec 2020 for the Black Country STP
In March 2018 NHS England introduced the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) programme funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), the purpose of which is to develop schemes which integrate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into the wider primary care workforce. This will improve access for patients, relieve the pressure on GPs and accident and emergency departments, ensure best use of medicines, drive better value, and improve patient outcomes.
Health Education England (HEE) has commissioned CPPE to deliver the training pathway for medicines optimisation in care homes programme. The 18-month Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes training pathway for pharmacy professionals has been developed to equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the objectives of the NHS England Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes programme.
Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) have been commissioned to deliver the NHSE MOCH programme across The Black Country STP. The team included pharmacists and a pharmacy technician, to deliver the programme across Dudley CCG, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG, Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG.