Polypharmacy: getting our medicines right

Royal Pharmaceutical Society, February 2019

This guidance is for pharmacists and all healthcare organisations involved with medicine and provides a summary of the scale and complexity of the issue of polypharmacy. The guidance outlines how healthcare professionals, patients and carers can find solutions when polypharmacy causes problems for patients and points to useful resources that can help.  The guidance recommends that all healthcare organisations have systems in place to ensure people taking 10 or more medicines can be identified and highlighted as requiring a comprehensive medication review with a pharmacist.

Click here to view the guidance.

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