Date18 November 2021
About the event
The Older People Pharmacy Network were pleased to be able to introduce a number of multidisciplinary speakers who shared their insights on:
- the hospital and primary care impact of COVID on older people
- the pharmacy support provided by the discharge medicines service both by hospital and community pharmacy professionals.
Why it’s important
Understanding the issues facing older people will help to ensure you are meeting your patient’s medication-related needs.
What was covered
We heard two case presentations where pharmacists have used a “blended” approach to support older people with medicines optimisation to improve physical, cognitive and functional health.
Finally, we introduced a new section to our event with three speakers providing updates on clinical hot topics: this year they included dementia, diabetes and hypertension/stroke.
A range of speakers ran this event from SPS and other organisations.
Barry Jubraj and Nina Barnett led the event for SPS. Learn more about Barry and Nina.
We were pleased to be joined by a number of excellent external speakers including:
Pain Specialist Pharmacist prescriber & Independent
Mental Health Pharmacist and Independent prescriber
Dr Premila Fade
Consultant Geriatrician and general medicine. community geriatric service, frailty support and integrated care
Dr Adrian Hayter
GP Partner and National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care at NHSEI
Integrated Care Pharmacist & GP Practice Pharmacist, Guy’s & St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
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