This webinar provided a brief introduction to dysphagia in the context of how different types of thickeners can be used to ensure safe medicines administration.

A new set of resources, produced jointly by the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service Medicines Information and Medicines use and safety team, were introduced followed by two case studies, from hospital to care home and from GP to community.

Speakers included experts from Speech and Language therapy, pharmacy and a patient expert:

Natalie Griffin
Principal Speech and Language Therapist: Acute & Stroke.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Paresh Parmar
Lead Care of Older People and Stroke Pharmacist
Northwick Park Hospital

Karoline Brennan
Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist
North West Medicines Information Centre

A pdf of the presentation is below and the recording is available here

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