About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Feb 2023 from 12:55pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

We face increasing complexity in providing medicines for our patients in primary care. Against this background, this webinar will help you develop awareness and strategies for safe and considered approaches to prescribing, allowing you to excel and successfully navigate common pitfalls whilst adhering to the highest levels of care quality. We hope this will lead to a more proficient practitioner providing safe patient care.

During this session, you will:

  • Explore current guidelines for prescribing in primary care
  • Develop skills in carrying out an effective medication review, recognising pitfalls of interface prescribing and managing patient demand
  • Recognise the importance of auditing and reviewing prescribing practices in general practice
  • Learn to manage private prescription requests and adhere to the same formulary and processes for the NHS
  • Understand the competency framework for non-medical prescribers
  • Understand how to manage non-adherence and develop concordance

You will also learn to migrate to cost-effective treatment options, deal with requests to prescribe from abroad and develop skills to take effective notice of decision support software like OptimiseRx, ScriptSwitch or similar. Learn techniques to promote OTC policy whilst reducing friction, the pitfalls of hospital discharge summaries, how to reduce risk in primary care and how not to prescribe medications unsuitable for primary care as it can be challenging to rectify once initial treatment is given.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Chair: Jeshni Amblum-Almer, President, General Practice and Primary Care Section

Session 1

Adherence to local formulary and transfer of care – medicines reconciliation

Mr Ayorinde Balogun, Clinical Pharmacist, Wandsworth PCN, Central London Community Healthcare
NHS Trust

Prescribing high risk drugs and amber drugs

Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist Manchester

Cardiotoxity and Medication

Dr Tharshini Ramalingham Cardio-oncology GpwSI

Panel Discussion

Session 2

Requests to prescribe from private clinics and non-conventional sources

Mr Marvin Sooboodoo, Senior Primary Care Pharmacist, South-west London

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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