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Avoiding harm from over-prescribing: how to reduce waste and dependence on prescription drugs

Nov 11, 2019   |   London, England  United Kingdom
Specialties : Pharmacy and Medicine
Conference Brochure

Avoiding harm from over-prescribing: how to reduce waste and dependence on prescription drugs is organized by Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and will be held on Nov 11, 2019 at Royal College of Physicians, London, England, United Kingdom.

Who should attend:
General physicians and trainees across all specialties.

There are many guidelines on starting patients on medication, but hardly any on how and when to stop prescribed drugs. Suitable for physicians of all specialties, GPs and pharmacists, this 1-day conference will look at guidelines and appropriate strategies for how to prevent over-prescribing. 
• Appreciate the difference between appropriate and inappropriate polypharmacy 
• Understand and prepare for the challenges that patients and healthcare practitioners face in stopping medications
• Evaluate strategies for avoiding the introduction of harmful or inappropriate drugs such as antibiotics and sulfonylureas 

What you will learn:
• The scope of the problem surrounding over-prescribing inlcuding the costs to the NHS and the main types of drugs involved.
• Why prescribe the drug in the first place? The problem with guidelines.
• Tools in deprescribing: how to help clinicians in practice.
• Tackling analgesic, sedative and psychoactive drug dependence.
• Over-use of corticosteroids.
• Tackling over-prescribing and inappropiate use of other drugs.

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.

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Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Pl, Regent's Park
London, England, United Kingdom

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