12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The AHSN Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the Balance Right; Understanding the Data


The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management.

To consider how best to understand and utilise available data, the AHSN Network and NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) are hosting a webinar on 24 March (which will be repeated on 6 April and 24 May).

What will I learn?

The event will share information and insights into how the NHS BSA polypharmacy prescribing comparators can:

  • Support primary care and wider health systems understand the variation in prescribing of multiple medicines
  • Identify patients who are more likely to be exposed to the risks that can be associated with taking large numbers of medicines or certain combinations of medicines.

Outline agenda

12:00 – Introduction to the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators, Clare Howard, Medicines Optimisation Lead, Wessex AHSN

12:30 – Live demonstration of how to access and use the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators ,Dan Thompson, Customer Engagement and Training Lead, NHS BSA

13:00 – Q&A

13:30 – Meeting Close

The webinar will be introduced by Clare Howard, Chair of the Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators Group and Medicines Optimisation Clinical Lead for Wessex AHSN.

We encourage attendance from AHSN Network nominated polypharmacy and clinical leads; ICS medicines optimisation leads and Primary Care Network (PCN) teams, including GPs and pharmacists.

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