Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets

Multiple dates, June 2024 - February 2025
Location: Online
Organised by: The Health Innovation Network
Email: healthinnowest.polypharmacyprogramme@nhs.net

Event summary

The Health Innovation Network National Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the balance right invites GPs and prescribers with a 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 Health Innovation Network 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.

The ALS will also help primary care networks (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.

This online interactive course is held over three half-days (9.30am – 12.15pm) over one month on Zoom. Multiple cohorts are being set up over the year ahead. Book your place on your preferred dates below.

The programme

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.

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

Cohort 17: 12 June, 26 June, 10 July 2024
Cohort 18: 19 June, 3 July, 17 July 2024
Cohort 19: 11, 25 September, 9 October 2024
Cohort 20: 16 October, 6, 20 November 2024
Cohort 21: 13, 27 November, 11 December 2024
Cohort 22: 25 January, 5, 26 February 2025

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