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Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets for GPs

23 October 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets for GPs
Identifying cognitive barriers that prevent us from stopping medicines


23rd October 2019 morning

12th November 2019 @ morning

27th November 2019 @ morning


Developed primarily for GPs, these Action Learning Sets (ALS) are based on work undertaken in Yorkshire and Humber AHSN. They aim to help GPs understand the complex issues surrounding stopping inappropriate medicines safely and will also help PCNs deliver the Medicines Optimisation elements of the new GP QOF contract. HEE South are evaluating our ALS with a veiw to rolling out this methodology across England.

Delegates are required to attend all 3 sessions, review an e-learning tool and pariticipate in the evaluation.

Three half day sessions over 3 months:

  • Session 1– Polypharmacy – scale, impact and challenges. Inappropirate medicines, patient perspective
  • Session 2 – Shared decision making, evidence, tools
  • Session 3 – Workshop and facilitated discussions to explore experiece and learning


Delegate criteria

Please note that the Polypharmacy ALS are aimed mainly at GPs.

Other non-medical prescribers especially pharmacists working in GP Practices and other who work with patients exposed to polypharmacy could be eligible e.g. Frailty Advanced Nurse practitioners.

For maximium benefit it is strongly recommended that delegates;

1) Must be working in primary care
2) Must be working with patients with multi morbidity and be responsible for the holistic care of such patients (i.e. not specialists in single long-term conditions)
3)Must be working with older patients including those deemed to be ‘frail’


Booking: Please click here to book your place.