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Priorities for tackling overprescribing in the NHS

Event details

This Westminster conference will discuss the strategic priorities for tackling overprescribing in the NHS.

It follows NHS England’s overprescribing review and subsequent Good for You, Good for Us, Good for Everybody action plan.

Delegates will discuss what would be needed if the plan’s aims for systemic and cultural change are to be achieved, and priorities for the proposed Clinical Director for Prescribing.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the future of medicines optimisation, opportunities for social prescribing, and measures to enable consistent delivery across the whole population and to expand the workforce to deliver non-medical treatments where possible.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • culture change - including development of leadership and accountability around overprescribing at national and ICS level - key issues for the Clinical Director for Prescribing
  • systemic change - the role of social prescribing - strategic priorities for medicines optimisation - practicalities of scaling up: funding, staffing, training, and engagement with patients
  • patient-centred care - practical steps - involving patients with managing long-term conditions - building support and frameworks required for development
  • research - sharing best practice and guidance - building the evidence base - developing understanding of the groups most impacted
  • digital - the role of digital transformation in supporting patient-centred care and the ability to make more informed care decisions -  improvements to patient records
  • pharma - system-wide collaboration and industry transparency.



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