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Priorities for tackling overprescribing in the NHS - the Government’s review and proposals for reform, culture and systemic change, research, alternative treatments, and the roles of key stakeholders

Morning, Tuesday, 18th October 2022


This 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.


This 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

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Professor Tony Avery, GP; Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Nottingham; and National Clinical Director for Prescribing, NHS England; Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, College of Medicine; Co-chair, National Social Prescribing Network; and Visiting Professor, University College London and Westminster University; Katherine Le Bosquet, Associate Chief Pharmacist Clinical Services, Princess Royal University Hospital; and Clinical Adviser to the Overprescribing Review; and Dr Amit Aggarwal, Executive Director, Medical Affairs, ABPI.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the DHSC; and The Scottish Government.



Keynote Speakers

Katherine Le Bosquet

Associate Chief Pharmacist Clinical Services, Princess Royal University Hospital; and Clinical Adviser to the Overprescribing Review

Dr Michael Dixon

Chair, College of Medicine; Co-chair, National Social Prescribing Network; and Visiting Professor, University College London and Westminster University

Dr Amit Aggarwal

Executive Director, Medical Affairs, ABPI

Keynote Speakers

Professor Tony Avery

GP; Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Nottingham; and National Clinical Director for Prescribing, NHS England

Dr Michael Dixon

Chair, College of Medicine; Co-chair, National Social Prescribing Network; and Visiting Professor, University College London and Westminster University

Dr Amit Aggarwal

Executive Director, Medical Affairs, ABPI

Katherine Le Bosquet

Associate Chief Pharmacist Clinical Services, Princess Royal University Hospital; and Clinical Adviser to the Overprescribing Review

Chair

Danny Kruger MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence

Speakers

Tim Nicholls

Head of Policy, National Autistic Society

Leyla Hannbeck

Chief Executive, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies

Roz Gittins

Director of Pharmacy, Humankind Charity; and President, College of Mental Health Pharmacy

Tuck Muswizu

Founder and Director, Clynxx

Professor Joanna Moncrieff

Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry, University College London

Lelly Oboh

Consultant Pharmacist, Care of Older People, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Sean Jennings

Expert Patient