On this page you can find all of CPPE's resources relating to Polypharmacy.
In December 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a review of over-prescribing, which “will look at addressing ‘problematic polypharmacy’ – where a patient is taking multiple medicines unnecessarily”. There are already many ways in which pharmacy professionals can address these issues. Our campaign, video wall and programmes will give you the ideas and the skills to make sure all of your patient medicines are appropriate and to take action on those that aren’t.
CPPE designed this campaign for pharmacy professionals to highlight the risks patients face if they are taking unnecessary or problematic medicines. Everyone has a role to play in spotting the risk factors for polypharmacy and taking action to ensure patients get the most from their medicines. The campaign challenges are just as relevant today as they were in 2016.