Medication Optimisation Research Group

Medication Optimisation Research Group

The group aims to translate research into practice.  Membership is open to all with an interest in research into Medication Optimisation. Currently, the group meets three times per year using video-conferencing. Key objectives of the group are to:

  1. Consider the implications from research for practice.
  2. Understand how academia can support practice linking with appropriate practitioners groups across the Midlands and wider.
  3. Critically evaluate future research projects to ensure relevance for practice.
  4. Understand the impact of research in terms of change or evolution in practice.
  5. Disseminate research findings.

Local organisations involved include:

  • Aston University (Lead)
  • Keele University
  • University of Nottingham
  • NHS Dudley CCG
  • NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG
  • NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
  • NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
  • NHS Pharmacy
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

For more information on the group, or to join the group please email: Dr Ian Maidment, Reader in Clinical Pharmacy, Aston University (



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