Older People Pharmacy Network (OPNet) 2021

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


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

Programme attached

We were fortunate to have a number of multidisciplinary speakers to share 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.

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.

Our Hosts

Professor Nina Barnett
Consultant Pharmacist, Medicines Use and Safety team, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service

Lelly Oboh
Consultant Pharmacist, Medicines Use and Safety team, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service

Our Speakers

Dr Adrian Hayter
GP Partner, Runnymede Medical Practice
National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care
NHS England and NHS Improvement

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

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

Jigna Vora
Community Pharmacist, Kings Pharmacy Harrow

Rowena Arulnesan
Lead Medicine Directorate Pharmacist

Niamh McGarry
Interim Clinical Services Manager, Oxford University Hospital

Hannah Beba
Provisional Consultant Pharmacist Leeds CCG

Graham Stretch
PCN Clinical Director; PCPA President; Chief Pharmacist, Argyle Heath Group

The event was recorded and these will be available on the SPS website soon.

Please contact the Admin Team if you have any questions.