Learning disabilities: part five


  • Welcome
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Medicines optimisation principles
  • Medicines optimisation principles continued
  • Case study
  • Safe and effective medicines
  • Optimising medicines
  • Withdrawal
  • Action & Evaluation


This module is the fifth in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with a learning disability. It will consider the principles of medicines optimisation and pharmacy’s role in this.

Effective medicines optimisation needs a patient-centred approach and there are four principles to follow


After reading this module, you will:

  • Be able to describe the components of medicines optimisation as defined by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Understand how you can work with people with a learning disability and their carers to optimise their medicines
  • Be able to offer advice to people who are concerned about the use of psychotropic medicines.

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning programme and learning campaign on Learning disabilities and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at cppe.ac.uk.

Have you completed the first four modules in this series about learning disabilities?

Part one: Learning disabilities in context

Part two: Communication and consultation skills

Part three: Learning disabilities and physical health

Part four: Behaviour that challenges.

Originally Published by Training Matters