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a pharmacist consulting with patientJuly 25 2018

The National Pharmacy Association is asking its members for case studies on polypharmacy.

Age UK has asked the pharmacy organisation to help gather information and to show how polypharmacy may affect older people’s health and wellbeing. 

Of particular interest are case studies with information about:

  • polypharmacy as a result of multiple long-term conditions or a lack of communication during transfer of care;
  • an older person who is on a very large number of medications where this may be causing poor health;
  • the experience of someone with dementia and the challenges they face in the case of a complicated medicines regime;
  • examples that bring out other important elements of the impact or causes of polypharmacy.

“In addition, it would be helpful if you could describe how your pharmacy has been able to help the person in the case study,” said the NPA. 

“The case studies may appear in a report by Age UK, and will form the basis for further discussions on this important issue. The case studies may be anonymous or, preferably, shared with the consent of the individual patients concerned.”

Link:
NPA announcement     

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