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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham - Gateway

Nuthall Road



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Inappropriate Polypharmacy

About this Event

Polypharmacy is one of the key programmes within our portfolio of work, and we are keen to understand more and align our work with local needs and priorities.

This event will explore the issue that is currently faced with inappropriate polypharmcy and how organisations have found initiative solutions.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Showcase of inappropriate polypharmacy projects

If you are interested in submitting a poster for display at the EMAHSN Inappropriate

Polypharmacy event, please submit your expression of interest to

If you require our support to print your poster, the deadline for submissions is Friday 21 August. We won’t be able to print any posters that aren’t submitted by this date. Posters should be submitted to

All posters that are submitted will be available to delegates and interested parties online following the event. If we have printed your poster for you, you will be able to collect your poster from us after the event.

Advice and guidance

The poster needs to be designed as suitable to be printed as an A0 poster.

We would recommend the following:

 Design your poster in portrait format

 Use font size 12

 The main body of your poster should be in columns

 Follow your organisation’s brand guidelines in terms of logo use

 Only use images/photos that are high resolution (over 1mb in size) and that you have permissions to use

The content

All suggestions below are approximate and a supporting guide, these word counts need to be flexible if you are including images / charts on your poster.

 Title at top: Try to keep it to one line, two lines at a pinch.

 Authors’ / project leads’ names – you can include an email address for one of


 Aims statement: brief summary of project aims, ideally no more than 100 words.

SMART is good.

 Background: sets out why you undertook the project, i.e. the issue you were

seeking to solve. Ideally no more than 100 words.

 Approach taken: 3-4 bullet point summary of approach. 100 words approximately.

 Results: Bulleted information if possible.

 Learning and next steps: Reflection on what went well and what

will be improved next time/going forward. 100 words approximately.

Draft Agenda

Time Detail and presenter

9.00 – 9.30am Registration and Networking

9.30 – 9.40am Welcome and Introduction - Kate Dawson, Consultant Pharmacist - Medicines Optimisation

9.40 – 10.20am National priorities, benchmarking and targets, Richard Seal, NHS England and Improvement

10.20 – 10.50am Epidemiology of opioid prescribing and outcomes in the East Midlands - Bhavisha Pattani, Deputy Director of Clinical Delivery (for Regional Medical Director) Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer – Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire NHS England and NHS Improvement; Midlands

10.50 – 11.00am EDeN (English Deprescribing Network) Introduction to EDeN and current initiatives - Naveen Dosanjh , Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

11.00 – 11.15am Refreshment break/poster viewing

11.15 – 12.15pm Identifying and addressing polypharmacy in practice - Speaker to be confirmed

12.15 – 12.45pm How to be effective at stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) - David Gerrard, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner, Monkwearmouth and Newcastle Learning Disability Treatment Team

12.45 – 1.30pm Lunch/poster viewing

1.30 – 2.30pm Patient experiences

• Me and my medicines - Graham Prestwick

• Having difficult conversations with patients - Caroline Barraclough

2.30 – 2.45pm Refreshment break

2.45 – 3.15pm ‘Evaluating the impact of a specialist frailty pharmacist in the delivery of medicines optimisation within a secondary care frailty pathway’ - Alex Spurling, Nottingham University Hotspitals NHS Trust

3.15 – 3.45pm What has inspired you from today? - Table discussions with patients about what learning/contacts attendees will take back from today or projects that have inspired them, Gill Gookey

3.45 – 4.00pm Close Kate Dawson


How to get to the venue

The hotel is situated on the A610, 3 miles from Nottingham City Centre, 1 mile from Junction 26 of the M1 motorway.For satellite navigation systems their post code is: NG8 6AZ and they have 250 free car parking spaces.

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