The meeting began with an update on medicines optimisation in both Asthma and COPD. The development of an app to support the decision making process in prescribing in respiratory devices was described. The role of pulmonary rehabilitation was demystified and its place as a treatment option clarified. The integrated community COPD team, in Sheffield shared their experiences of their COPD project.
A presentation on Medicines optimisation and shared decision making from NICE described some of the patient decision aids (PDAs) available.
The development of a stroke pathway pharmacy team to support reablement and medicines optimisation to improve outcomes for patients in Sheffield was presented. The Lewisham integrated medicines optimisation service (LIMOS) shared their journey to deliver a system wide co-ordinated care model which promotes medication optimisation in the local population.
Associate Director, Medicines Use and Safety Team