Polypharmacy: understanding the data webinars

Various dates: February to September 2024
Location: Online
Email: healthinnowest.polypharmacyprogramme@nhs.net

Event summary

The Health Innovation Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision-making. One of the core principles of this is population health management.

To consider how best to understand and utilise available data, the Health Innovation Network and NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) are hosting a series of webinars with dates through to September 2024.

What will I learn?

The event will share information and insights into how the NHS BSA polypharmacy prescribing comparators can:

  • Support primary care and wider health systems understand the variation in prescribing of multiple medicines
  • Identify patients who are more likely to be exposed to the risks that can be associated with taking large numbers of medicines or certain combinations of medicines.

The webinars will be introduced by Clare Howard, Chair of the Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators Group and Medicines Optimisation Clinical Lead for HI Wessex.

The programme

12:00 – Introduction to the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators, Clare Howard, Medicines Optimisation Lead, Health Innovation Wessex

12:30 – Live demonstration of how to access and use the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators, Ben Baker, Customer Engagement and Training Lead, NHS BSA

13:00 – Q&A

13:30 – Webinar end

Who should attend

We encourage attendance from Health Innovation Network nominated polypharmacy and clinical leads, ICS medicines optimisation leads and Primary Care Network (PCN) teams, including GPs and pharmacists.

24 April 2024 12-1:30pm - book here
27 June 2024 12-1:30pm - book here
19 September 2024 12-1:30pm - book here
21 November 2024 12-1:30pm - book here
23 January 2025 12-1:30pm - book here

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