UK Medicines Information (UKMi) is a coordinated network of medicines advice services across the UK.
Our mission is to promote expert practice in medicines advice for the benefit of patients, the public and professionals through education and communication, and supporting audit, research and innovation.
The network is coordinated and provided with strategic leadership by a national representative body, the UKMi Executive Committee, a forum through which a range of collaborative and co‐operative strategic and operational work is undertaken. Our aim is to facilitate the delivery of the primary objectives of the UKMi Network. These include, but are not limited to:
- Leading the maintenance and development of professional standards and the UKMi infrastructure to support and develop:
- the infrastructure and personnel that underpins the UKMi network.
- key medicines advice skills in the broader pharmacy workforce.
- Improving patient safety and reducing risks associated with medicines and their use in practice. This encompasses a range of work including supporting the implementation of national medicines safety alerts, adverse drug reaction reporting, the evaluation of risks of medicines in use and the provision of specialist information and advisory services.
- Advising healthcare professionals to individualise and optimise patient treatment, delivered by a proactive and responsive service.
- Supporting organisations and networks in their planning and policy work. This includes horizon scanning, support to implement national guidance and also work to support value for money and financial management of the medicines bill.
- Supporting patients with medicine use. This includes providing (or advising on the provision of) safe and effective patient medicine helplines and other patient facing material.