The Medicines Optimisation Team supports healthcare professionals across Oxfordshire to optimise medicines use and ensure the right treatment choices are made.

The aims of the Medicines Optimisation Team are:

  • To promote safe, evidence based and cost-effective use of medicines
  • To provide up-to-date information and guidance about medicines and treatments
  • To support prescribers and patients to make the best use of medicines
  • To reduce the risks of adverse effects and harm caused by medicines
  • To develop local guidelines and care pathways to optimise the use of medicines and management of conditions
  • To work collaboratively with local hospital trusts and other healthcare providers to support medicines optimisation

 For any medicines or prescribing related queries and communications please email the team.  


 Oxfordshire Prescribing Formulary

Oxfordshire Medicines Formulary website

Oxfordshire now has a new online Medicines Formulary. This replaces the ‘Oxfordshire Traffic Light Classification for Prescribing Responsibility’ document.


Prescribing Dashboard

The prescribing dashboard provides practices with regular updates on performance data within key CCG prescribing priority areas including spend against budget and the Prescribing Incentive Scheme (PIS). Performance against PIS predicted savings can be assessed via a Red and Green rating included on the front summary table and associated charts within the dashboard. Green boxes indicate that predicted savings are currently being met and red boxes indicate that the practice is currently not meeting the predicted level of savings within their savings plan. A grey box indicates that the practice has not chosen to work towards savings in that specific area.