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“The number of medicines prescribed to individual patients has grown significantly over the last 10-15 years. As the population ages and many people take an increasing number of medicines for multiple long term conditions, polypharmacy has become a key issue in health and social care. Evidence suggests that multiple morbidity and the associated medications increases a patient’s risk of harm and contributes to hospital admissions and poor therapeutic outcomes. It can be particularly problematic in older people, particularly the frail.” Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2018Chaired by Ash Soni OBE, President, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, this national CPD conference focuses on polypharmacy: effective management and stopping medicines safely in line with the new Royal Pharmaceutical Society Polypharmacy Guidance.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve the management of polypharmacy• Learn from outstanding practice in stopping medicines safely• Understand the prescribers role in preventing polypharmacy• Reflect on national developments and learning including the 2018 RPS Guidance• Improve the way medication review is managed in your service• Develop your skills in identifying patients with multiple medicines and preventing overdiagnosis• Understand how you can improve prescribing in frail older people with comorbidities• Identify key strategies for deprescribing• Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence• Self assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence