At the end of July 2023 NHSE published guidance titled “National medicines optimisation opportunities 2023/24”. This guidance describes the 16 national medicines optimisation opportunities for the NHS in 2023/24, and signposts to resources to help with their implementation. It recommends Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) choose at least five medicines optimisation opportunities to focus and deliver on alongside their local medicines optimisation priorities. Progress against chosen opportunities will be reviewed using available data.

This report focuses on improving respiratory outcomes while reducing the carbon emissions from inhalers and has data at SICBL, ICB and Commissioning Region level.

NHS England Aims: To improve patient outcomes and reduce carbon footprint of inhalers.

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Additional resources

The RDTC has also produced an Inhaler Carbon Impact Assessment Tool



Data period

January 2021 to December 2023