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Optimising medicines for Cardiovascular Disease in older people living with frailty

24 November 2020Cardiovascular medicines are the most frequently prescribed drug class in older people. Yet clinicians face challenges when prescribing or deprescribing these medicines because of the…

Summary of NICE guidance for Multimorbidity – clinical assessment and management

13 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (at at November 2020). Please go to NICE for any updates to this guideline. NICE Bites…

Type 2 Diabetes Frailty Reviews in Older People

28 August 2019The number of older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty is growing.  These patients are at increased risk of adverse effects from blood glucose…

Shine – multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes

22 May 2018The Northumbria Shine project showed that when you undertake a patient-centred review of medicines in a care home setting, you not only improve quality and…

Safer prescribing for frailty

21 May 2018The Safer Prescribing for Frailty project, supported by Harrogate & Rural District CCG medicines management team in partnership with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Improvement Academy…

Using cases to describe a patient centred and outcome focused approach to optimising medicines use for older people living with frailty

8 March 2017Lelly Oboh, Consultant Pharmacist Care of Older People, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Community Health Services and Associate Director MUS Team  discussed  ‘A patient centred and outcome focused…