The West of England AHSN – Medicines Optimisation Showcase

Date: 20/07/2022 | Time: 12:00 - 13:15
Location: Online event
Organised by: West of England AHSN
Tel: n/a
Email: christopher.learoyd@nhs.net

Event summary

Learn about the AHSN Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the Balance Right, and the opportunities and support available to you.

About this event

Do you want to help ensure medicines are as safe as possible?

Have you recently found it tricky to prioritise/identify patients at highest risk of inappropriate polypharmacy or opioid misuse?

Do you sometimes miss the guidance or support tools to explain to your patients why a dossette box may not the best solution to their medication-taking problems?

Do you want to share and learn more about how to help patients get the maximum benefit from their medication?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please join our bitesize webinar on 20 July. We’ll be offering a packed agenda as we know your time is precious.

About the AHSN Medicines Optimisation programme

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has a dedicated Medicines Optimisation programme which can support you in providing the best care for patients, introduce you to new resources, provide education and learning opportunities and ultimately help to reduce harm from medication.

Some of the topics we’ll cover in the webinar include:

  • Our new Polypharmacy programme
  • Use of Medicines Compliance Aids and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Opioids prescribing
  • Tools to identity patients at most risk from medication related harm

About this event

Medicines, we know, have saved and improved the lives of millions of people. However, as more and more people live longer with multiple long-term conditions, the number of medicines they take increases. This can have a significant burden on the person managing, and trying to adhere to, multiple medicines regimes. It can also be harmful.

What will I learn?

  • The role of the West of England AHSN and Medicines Optimisation Programme(s)
  • How to identify patients who are more likely to be at risk of harm from Medicines
  • Hear about opportunities for free training and support opportunities to support you to have better conversations with patients about their medications
  • Find out about resources developed about medicines reasonable adjustments for clinicians and patients and public to help with medication compliance
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