West Midlands Polypharmacy Community of Practice

12 June 2024-
12 June 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Event Overview

Polypharmacy: Community of Practice

The West Midlands Polypharmacy community of practice is our shared learning network where clinicians from primary care, secondary care and academia come together to discuss all things Polypharmacy.

The idea is simple; bring together those with a passion to change the status quo around leaving people on meds they no longer want or need and share best practice tips with one another.

Guest Speaker:

In this session, Ian Maidment, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Aston University will be joining us.

The presentation will discuss a large-scale NIHR Research Project studying medication management in older people on polypharmacy living in their own homes.

We will cover:

  • Key aspects of medication optimisation such as adherence.
  • The patient view on medication optimisation.
  • A key target for clinical intervention by pharmacy staff and others.

Who can attend: 

Anyone that works with Polypharmacy in their day-to-day practice, from any sector, including pharmacy technicians.

We will talk honestly around the challenges we face in different sectors and through collaboration we will realise that whilst the setting may differ; we have more similarities than differences and most importantly we already hold the capability to create change between us.

Our CoP exists in order to:

  • Share best practice
  • Discover the most time effective route to success
  • To ensure we capture learning from across the board and constantly improve
  • To act as a receptacle of knowledge and ideas that we can write up and share with others
  • To become the go to group for Polypharmacy and deprescribing in the West Midlands
  • To become an open forum: a safe space for open discussion, debate, challenge and celebrate success
  • Pharmacy First by Jackie Buxton – Regional Senior Pharmacy Integration Lead, NHS England – Midlands
  • Parkinson’s Disease by Karen Kite – Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Solihull Rural PCN

Followed by dedicated time to network with colleagues on the call.

By attending this event you will:

  • Have the opportunity to connect with other regional pharmacy colleagues in a supportive environment
  • Share good practice in relation to Medicines Optimisation
  • Recognise regional and national priorities to support improvement in your locality

Who should attend?

This event is for Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians who deliver services to improve our population’s health outcomes in the West Midlands. This includes those who may work in the following settings:

  • Primary Care Networks
  • Care Homes
  • GP practices
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Health Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts

Accessing the meeting: You will receive joining instructions 1 to 2 days before the event.

Key contact for information about the event: Anisha Leith, Innovation Project Manager – anisha.leith@healthinnovationwm.org

Register to attend