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 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.
This online interactive course is held over three half days (9.30am – 12.15pm) over three months using zoom conference facilities
Session 1: 25 January 2023: Polypharmacy – the scale, impact and challenges around stopping medicines safely. We will define inappropriate medicines and look at the patient perspective.
Session 2: 8 February 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: 1 March 2023: Workshop and facilitated discussions with consultant geriatricians to share experience of medication reviews and consolidate learning.