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Addressing the Polypharmacy Challenge in Older People

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Doing safety in a community pharmacy

Deborah and I have been on our travels again, this time to Manchester to attend the Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) annual conference. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Medication without Harm – WHO is Responsible’. The conference centred on the WHO’s 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication without Harm, with the global goal of reducing severe, avoidable medication-related harm by 50% by 2022. The goal focuses on three key action areas: polypharmacy, high-risk situations and transitions of care.

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Medication errors: Latest figures show most likely in older people and those experiencing comorbidity and polypharmacy

Najia Sultan, Academic Clinical Fellow reflects on a recently published report which has caught the attention of the media.

Latest research released last week has highlighted worrying levels of medication errors made in the NHS every year. The findings have been widely reported in the popular media and were highlighted by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt at the Global Patient Safety Summit in London last week.
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