The workshop will focus on ‘insight’ in the morning and on ‘implementation’ the afternoon. The day has been structured to allow plenty of networking time and activities.
Morning (09:30 - 13:00)
These chaired sessions will have contributions from specialist older peoples care pharmacists and clinicians who will educate and advise on how practice pharmacists can best support older people with frailty.
Their engaging presentations will cover:
Older peoples physiology and the implications on treatment and management
What frailty means and the challenges in supporting these patients holistically
Appropriate vs inappropriate polypharmacy and deprescribing
Practical considerations and the role of nutrition in care of frail and older people
Key Assessment tools such as frailty assessment, MUST screening, Deprescribing tools
Afternoon (14:00 - 17:00)
Smaller workshops facilitated by fellow practice pharmacists, who are already supporting the management of frail and older people. These will cover case studies on helping practice pharmacists to manage frail older patients with complex needs and an action plan on how you will implement back at your practice.
The interactive sessions will cover:
Case studies on how to manage frail older patients with complex needs
Familiarisation of practical tools and templates for practice pharmacists
Pre-empting and overcoming clinician and patient challenges
Action planning - how to implement back at your practice