Improving Outcomes for Older people living with Frailty at the Interface of Care through medicines optimisation

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 14 July 2021Location Online

Develop your understanding and improve your skills in managing frail older people transitioning between care settings to reduce risk of medication-related harm


14 July 2021



About the event

Our expert speakers covered a series of issues relevant to improving care for older people through seamless transfer of care between different care settings.

Why it’s important

Frail older people are at increased risk of medicines-related adverse effects. Ensuring accurate and timely communication at the care interface can reduce risk of subsequent harm.

What was covered

The learning outcomes from this event were:

  • Explain the ambition to create and operate as a single Pharmacy workforce across an STP/ICS (aligning with IPMO plans) to improve collaborative working and improve medicines outcomes for frail older people
  • Outline a plan using a bottom-up approach to identify, build relationships and share expertise with local frailty specialists in the acute trust or other care settings
  • Identify specific learning or knowledge that will empower them to constructively challenge or query discharge medication (within their scope of practice) that pose a risk to frail older people
  • Apply learning to undertake interventions in their daily practice to resolve common medicines related issues and reduce risks associated with problematic drugs (e.g. opiates, antipsychotics) at the interface of care


A range of speakers ran this event from SPS and other organisations

SPS speakers

Our SPS speaker was the fabulous Lelly. You can read more about Lelly by following the link:

Non-SPS speakers

Gill Gookey

Medicines Safety Lead Pharmacist, East Midlands AHSN

Kate Dawson

Consultant Pharmacist – Medicines Optimisation for the East Midlands ASHN

Alex Spurling

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist: Acute Frailty, Nottingham University Hospitals


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Presentation resources

Slides from the presentation are now available below

Contact us

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