The impact and legacy of COVID 19: pharmacy support for older people

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 18 November 2021Location Online

This event included a range of multidisciplinary speakers who shared their insights on the Medicines Optimisation impact of COVID-19 on older people

Date

18 November 2021

Location

Online

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.

Speakers

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

SPS Speakers

Barry Jubraj and Nina Barnett led the event for SPS. Learn more about Barry and Nina.

Non-SPS Speakers

We were pleased to be joined by a number of excellent external speakers including:

Iram Aziz

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

Gopal Lavda

Integrated Care Pharmacist & GP Practice Pharmacist, Guy’s & St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Recording

Access the recording of the webinar.

Contact us

Contact the Admin Team if you have any questions