This workshop consists of two 2-hour sessions and is an opportunity for CCG medicines optimisation team members and/or practice-based pharmacists and technicians, GPs and nurse prescribers, to update their clinical knowledge, be aware of the latest national guidance, network with colleagues and consider local implementation to support best practice and patient care.

Workshop content

  • Polypharmacy and deprescribing – the theory including definitions and evidence base, international and national resources, and frailty, multimorbidity and end of life
  • Polypharmacy and deprescribing – practical issues including agreeing treatment goals, shared decision making and patient decision aids, and medication review and tools to help
  • Anticholinergic burden including evidence base for cognitive impairment, ACB scales, NICE guideline 67 – use of anticholinergics in people with dementia
  • Medicines Optimisation Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators