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An explanation of words and terms used in the report.

Concordance is a new approach to the prescribing and taking of medicines. It is an agreement reached between a patient and a health care professional that fully respects the beliefs and wishes of the patient in determining whether, when and how medicines are to be taken.
Medication Review is a structured, critical examination of a patient's medicines with the objective of reaching an agreement with the patient about treatment, optimising the impact of medicines, minimising the number of medication-related problems and reducing waste.
Medicines Management is a system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by patients and by the NHS.
Medicines Management Services are the processes for designing, implementing, delivering and monitoring patient-focused care, based on need. They can include all aspects of the supply and therapeutic use of medicines, from individual patient level to an organisational level.