Medicines: improving outcomes and value

The NHS is here to help people to get the best results from their medicines – and to get the best possible value for the taxpayer.

Medicines Value Programme

This programme has been set up to improve health outcomes and ensure we are getting the best value from the NHS medicines bill.

Medicines optimisation

Ensuring people get the right choice of medicines, at the right time, and are engaged in the process by their clinical team.

Biosimilar medicines

The NHS is working to increase the use of best value biological medicines, including biosimilar medicines.

Support for prescribers

Expert advice and services to help prescribers to make informed decisions and put patients’ needs first.


NHS RightCare and partner organisations, including NICE and CQC, have brought together key products and tools.

News and blogs

Why our successful pharmacy minor illness referral scheme pilot is being extended to three new areas

Andre Yeung, a pharmacist, NHS England (Cumbria and the North East) Local Professional Network Chair and the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service project manager, reflects on a new, pharmacy-led partnership project which is improving access for patients and saving GP time. In December last year, a new scheme called the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service […]