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Best Practice Programme 2023

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Addressing Overprescribing in Primary Care - Framework for action on dependence forming medicines

11 Oct 2023
Best Practice Keynote Theatre

NHS England working in partnership with integrated care system (ICS) leads and representatives, has devised a Framework for Action to help systems develop plans that can support people who are taking prescribed medicines associated with dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Tony will provide an overview of the framework and its links with national medicines optimisation opportunities.  We will present two case studies.  Cathy will describe the evolution of a whole system approach to support reduction in prescribing of dependence forming medicines and Devina will share a model of system-wide communities of practice where patients have better quality of life and GP practice workload is improved

Tony Avery, National Clinical Director for Prescribing - NHS England
Cathy Stannard, Clinical Lead for Pain Transformation - NHS Gloucestershire ICB
Devina Halsall, Deputy Chief Pharmacist (Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs) - NHS England Northwest Region

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