In CPD ModulesCPD modules help to expand your clinical knowledge on a whole range of topics. Make sure you log your learning so you can track your progress and add to your online revalidation record.
This module provides an overview of appropriate and inappropriate polypharmacy and the role of deprescribing. Once you have completed the module you will be able to describe problematic polypharmacy and the risk factors for harm. You will also be able to explain a seven-step process for having a patient-centred dialogue about their medication.
Contributing author: Alpana Mair FFRPS, IP, MRPharmS, head of effective prescribing and therapeutics, Scottish Government; Scottish Quality, Safety & Improvement Fellow.