Category: Medicines Optimisation

AHSN Network's impact: 2013 - 2017

The AHSN Network is proud to present a new video showcasing the unique role and wide-ranging impact of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Told in the words of key stakeholders and partners, it sums up in less than 4 minutes how the AHSN Network is enabling the faster spread and adoption of innovation into the NHS in England.

Highlights from the 2016-17 Annual Review

This is a short animation of a selection of our impact from 2016-17.

Taking charge of your medicines with 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 types of medicines for different reasons can find their treatments sometimes do not work well together.

A medicines review can help prevent trips to the GP or even hospital, and most importantly, help people feel better. A local pharmacist is a good place to have this conversation.

Working together to improve anti-coagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

This video showcases why collaboration across the NHS works perfectly for the patient.

We enabled secondary care specialists to work in partnership with GP practices to provide care in the community and ensured a streamline patient journey linked to on-going care by the community pharmacist.

PINCER - The Background Story

Listen to Sarah Rogers, one of the original researchers from the University of Nottingham, talk about the evidence base for the PINCER Tool and what it can do for medicines safety in primarycare

Polypharmacy Conference Highlights Video

Wessex AHSN Medicines Optimisation Team have been working with a small group of people, locally and nationally to develop a set of comparators to help CCG's and practices identify people who are potentially at risk from polypharmacy. The polypharmacy comparators were launched in a local workshop on 30th March 2017. They will be available nationally for every CCG and Practice to access from early 2017. This is the highlights video of the event