Medicines Optimisation

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Meet Mo

Meet Mo. Mo is just like the rest of us. The ‘Meet Mo’ video has been produced to encourage patients – who take several types of medicine – to book a review with their local pharmacist.This is because, over time, people who take many different typ... Find out more >


Tackling polypharmacy: Stopping Medicines Safely

To address the increasing challenge of inappropriate polypharmacy, clinicians are being encouraged to undertake medication reviews and stop medication that may no longer be safe or effective. However, stopping medicines can be very challenging.Wes... Find out more >


Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)

Building on work undertaken on the Isle of Wight between 2011 and 2014, and in Newcastle from 2014, Transfers of Care Around Medicine is an initiative where patients who are assessed in hospital as needing some additional support with their medici... Find out more >


Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy simply means many medicines.  As we are living longer with more chronic and long-term diseases, it is becoming increasingly common for people to be prescribed many medicines – sometimes ten or more different types of medicines each da... Find out more >


Polypharmacy - What Next? (Planning for Wessex)

Wessex AHSN has been leading the development of Polypharmacy Comparators which will enable us to identify patients prescribed multiple medications who may be at risk of harm as a result.At this workshop we:demonstrated the Polypharmacy Prescribing... Find out more >


PINCER

PINCER is an audit software package which helps GP practices review their patient caseloads and highlight patients who may be at risk of prescribing errors.  We are working to increase the number of practices who use PINCER and make prescribing sa... Find out more >


Repeat Dispensing

Electronic Repeat DispensingGeneral Practice currently faces unprecedented demand and significant challenges in the recruitment of GPs. Community pharmacy could support the management of people with multiple LTCs to a much greater extent than curr... Find out more >


Self Administration of Insulin in Hospital

Supporting patients to administer their own insulin when in hospital will facilitate self care, improve patient experience and should reduce errors and delayed doses.  Around 50% of people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital require Insulin... Find out more >


Safer use of Magnesium Sulfate injection in hospitals

Magnesium sulfate injection is used in critical or emergency situations such as when treating eclamptic seizures in pregnant women.The preparations that are generally used for the injections have to be diluted and this can be difficult to do accur... Find out more >


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Meet Mo

Meet Mo. Mo is just like the rest of us. The ‘Meet Mo’ video has been produced to encourage patients – who take several types of medicine – to book a review with their local pharmacist.This is beca...Read more >