About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Sep 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

Join this webinar to discuss the rationale for deprescribing, and provide practical guidance regarding the reasoning behind it.

During this session, you will hear from two leading experts in the field. They will illustrate their presentations with case reports, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. 

Aims for this event include:

  • Highlight need for deprescribing in practice 
  • Outline who should be prioritised for deprescribing and when 
  • Describe what medicines to target 
  • Provide practical resources to facilitate deprescribing in routine care 

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Key speakers

Dr Jennifer M Stevenson

Dr Jennifer M. Stevenson

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Integrated Care Pharmacist, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Jennifer Stevenson is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Clinical Pharmacist specialising in the optimisation of medicines in older adults. Her research, more specifically, focuses on advancing our understanding of medication-related harm in older adults living with frailty and explores how to identify those at greatest risk of harm especially at the transition of care.

As lead researcher for the PRIME Study, her work has received national and international recognition; the PRIME study won HSJ Patient Safety Award Improving Safety in Medicines Management Initiative (November 2020), and her presentation of the association between frailty and medication-related harm won best platform presentation at the Annual European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress (October 2018).  

Her clinical speciality, as a pharmacist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, is older adults where she works as an Integrated Care Pharmacist and is a key contributor to the NHS England London Frailty Network Education and Training workstream. She also supports teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate Pharmacy programmes at King’s College London.

Dr Henry J. Woodford

Consultant Geriatrician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust 

Speaker's biography

Dr Henry J. Woodford was born in York and trained in medicine at King's College London. He is currently in consultant geriatrician at Northumbria Healthcare in the northeast of England. He has a particular interest in medicine's optimisation for older people and is chair of the relevant British Geriatrics Society special group. Other publications include the textbook Essential Geriatrics. Outside of work, he tries to keep fit through circuit training, running and indoor bouldering. He posts occasionally on Twitter, including the cartoon strip "The Wholly Frail".


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Professor Peter Crome, Hon. Professor, University College London 

Deprescribing: Can't stop this thing we started?

Dr Jennifer Stevenson Senior Lecturer and Integrated Care Pharmacist, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and
Dr Henry J Woodford, Consultant Geriatrician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust 

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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