Clare Howard, Wessex AHSN Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation and Chair of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Opioids Sub-Group is joined by Dr Cathy Price, Clinical Director Primary Care and Clinical Lead for the Solent NHS Trust Pain Service, to discuss some of the common issues relating to prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.
Similar issues come up time and time again in relation to polypharmacy and stopping medicines in the older person. Listen to Clare Howard (Pharmacist and Clinical Lead for Medicines Optimisation with Wessex AHSN and the AHSN Network) and Robin Fakrell (Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal United Hospital NHS FT and Associate Director Aging Well and Frailty, Bath) discuss the common issues and how prescribers might tackle them differently.
This short video features the AHSN Network's Polypharmacy Clinical Lead, Clare Howard, providing a brief introduction to this national programme of work.
An educational session providing an update on lipid management and aiming to improve knowledge of lipids in general with a specific focus on optimisation of therapy.
A male patient with established cardiovascular disease.