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28th September 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Managing Analgesic Reviews in people without capacity / NICE guidance on dependence forming medicines (DFM) – By popular demand Emma Davies, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Pain Management , Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, will be back to give us more practical advice on how to undertake SMRs in patients with either no capacity, or/and on dependence forming medicines.

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Hypertension management across your locality

17th August 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Alison Warren Consultant Pharmacist Cardiology at University Hospitals Sussex (Brighton) and Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups brought us up to date about the latest NICE update on Hypertension and made us think how to work collaboratively to help reduce cardiovascular burdens across our local populations.

Alison was the pharmacist representative on the NICE Hypertension guideline committee so really knew what she was talking about.

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Behavioural science applied to implementing deprescribing

20th July 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Debi Bhattacharya, Primary Care Pharmacist & Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Leicester, talked to us about the evidence base for, and the practical aspects of, Behavioural Science and how it can help us implement/ improve deprescribing for with our practice population.

It is an incredibly fascinating subject that all Pharmacy Professionals need to understand and hopefully utilise to improve Medicines Optimisation Stewardship.

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Asthma and IIF Carbon targets

15th June 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Hetal Dhruve, Pharmacist and Clinical Research Fellow at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Asthma Centre returned to update us on Asthma care, in particular the challenging IIF respiratory PCN targets that necessitate a team approach to improving asthma control and changing people from MDIs, where clinically appropriate, to reduce Carbon emissions.

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Population Health Management: How can it help you with planning SMRs?

18th May 2022 12.45-13.45pm

Population Health Management aims to improve local population health by data driven planning and delivery of proactive care to achieve maximum impact. It includes segmentation, stratification and impactabilty modelling to identify local ‘at risk’ cohorts – and, in turn, designing and targeting interventions to prevent ill-health and to improve care and support for people with ongoing health conditions and reducing unwarranted variations in outcomes.

Dr Wasim Baqir, Senior Pharmacist, Pharmacy Integration Programme Primary Care, NHS England and Improvement told us about it and how as medicines experts and PCN leaders we need to make sure we are utilising what it can do and improving its use for our high risk populations.

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Caring for a patient with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

27th April 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Following the 2021 update to the NICE CKD guidance we were joined by Natasha Moore, Advanced Renal Pharmacist , Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. She helped us deal with the most important aspects of living with CKD when we see patients for SMRs aswell as considering medicines optimisation issues.

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Electronic Structured Medication Review (SMR) Templates

9th March 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Briony Leighton, Clinical Pharmacist (Arrow Health PCN), Primary Integrated Community Services Ltd Nottingham presented an SMR template toolkit she developed with an IT specialist to ensure a consistent and robust approach and support prescribing discussions & decisions with older people living in care homes.

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Dealing with chronic pain in SMRs

9th February 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Emma Davies, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Pain Management, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board in Wales lead a practical session using case studies about dealing with chronic pain in structured medication reviews, following our update from Roger Knaggs in 2021 about the technical aspects of the new NICE guidance on Chronic Pain.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship update

12th January 2022 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Elizabeth Beech, Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead South West Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement updated and advised us on how we can best improve our practices’ Antibiotic prescribing following the COVID 19 pandemic

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PrescQIPP Award winners

15th December 2021 – 12.45 – 13.45pm

Two of the winning teams told us all about their great Medicines Optimisation projects in primary care.

Pharmacist led chronic pain clinic – Tracy Brown, Prescribing support pharmacist at Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

ACB Triage and Review for Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes and Beyond.. – Jane Shanahan, Nela Roncevic-Ashton and Victoria Richards, Medicines Optimisation Team East Lancashire CCG and Hospital Trust.

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