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Prescribing for Older People course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

Elderly people are particularly susceptible to side-effects of drugs; many of these are avoidable. This session outlines the principles of prescribing for older people in primary care.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in September 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of prescribing for older people in the community
  • Recognise the problems that older people might encounter when taking prescribed medication
  • Clarify the process used for the safe management of medication reviews and repeat prescribing for older people in primary care

We live in an ageing society. Since the early 1930s the number of people aged over 65 has more than doubled and today a fifth of the population is over 60.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Chantal Simon,
General Practitioner. The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices. Bournemouth

Chantal is a working GP at The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices in Bournemouth and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has formal academic training with an MSc from Southampton University in Research in Health and a PhD exploring the effects of community support on the psychological health of informal carers.

Chantal has been involved with education since 1999 when she became the lead author and founder editor of the Oxford Handbook of General Practice, which is now in its fifth edition. In 2007 she founded the Royal College of General Practitioner's educational journal, InnovAiT, which she edited until 2017.

Chantal is also currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster Centre for Resilience involved in research and educational activities promoting the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

Delivery
Title
Prescribing for Older People course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.05_04
Access Duration (in months)
12
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