Polypharmacy: Action Learning Set

17/10/2023 9:30 am to 17/10/2023 12:15 pm

Event Details

The AHSN National Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the balance right invites GPs and Prescribers with minimum of 12 months experience to join our Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets (ALS).

The Polypharmacy ALS is an evidence-based learning model developed by Wessex AHSN in partnership with Health Education England. The aim is to help GPs, Pharmacists and other Healthcare Professionals who undertake prescribing, medication reviews and de-prescribing on a regular basis, to understand the complex issues surrounding stopping inappropriate medicines safely. They will also help PCNs deliver the Medicines Optimisation elements of the Directed Enhanced Services and Investment and Impact Fund contracts and meet recommendation 18 of the National Overprescribing Review report.

The course is three half day (2.5 hour) online interactive sessions over 2 months using zoom conference facilities:

Session 1: 17 October 2023: Polypharmacy – the scale, impact and challenges around stopping medicines safely. We will define inappropriate medicines and look at the patient perspective.

Session 2: 31 October 2023: What tools are available to help? We will explore shared decision making, the evidence and tools to help conduct high quality medication reviews.

Session 3: 14 November 2023: Workshop and facilitated discussions with consultant geriatricians to share experience of medication reviews and consolidate learning.