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Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets

July 28 2021

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Identifying the barriers that prevent us from stopping inappropriate medicines.

Developed primarily for GPs, these Action Learning Sets (ALS) have been evaluated and further roll out is being supported by HEE.

They aim to help GPs and prescribing pharmacists understand the complex issues surrounding stopping inappropriate medicines safely and will also help PCNs deliver the Medicines Optimisation elements of the new Directed Enhanced Services contract. Delegates are required to attend all 3 sessions, review an e-learning tool and participate in the evaluation.

Three half-day online sessions from 9.30am – 12pm over 2 months using zoom conference facilities:

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

Session 2: What tools are available to help? We will explore shared decision making, the evidence and tools to help conduct high quality medication reviews including high risk medicines e-learning.

Session 3: Workshop and facilitated discussions to share experience of medication reviews and consolidate learning.

Day 1: 15th Sept 9.30am – 12pm
Day 2: 29th Sept 9.30am – 12pm
Day 3: 13th Oct 9.30am – 12pm

Click here to register.