Prescribing Update 17 March 2022

Course Summary

This session will explore safe prescribing in general practice, improving concordance, improving patient safety and uses a case study discussion around prescribing errors auditing of medication reviews.

Who should attend

Nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, non medical prescribers, paramedics, physician associates and practice nurses and GP’s.

Session Aims

This session provides an update of current prescribing guidelines for safe prescribing in general practice.


  1. Explore current guidelines for prescribing in primary care.
  2. Develop skills in carrying out an effective medication review.
  3. Polypharmacy and how to prevent prescribing errors.
  4. .Managing non adherence and developing concordance.
  5. Recognise importance of auditing and reviewing prescribing practices in general practice.


13h00  Overview of recent change in legislature and safety warnings on commonly used medication in general practice and primary care settings.

13h30 Time management during medication reviews and strategies to manage poor treatment compliance.

14h00 Patient safety and polypharmacy. How to avoid prescribing errors. Interactive session with use of real life case studies to discuss clinical incidents.

15h00 Improving QOF and auditing prescribing practices in general practice.

16h00 Session close and evaluations.


This is NOT a sponsored event.  Please note there are no recordings or handouts for this session.

CPD Hours: 3.

Session Type: Live webinar ZOOM

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Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Dr Rakesh Chopra, GP

Dr Sanjeev Kalia

Antimicrobial Guidelines

Antimicrobial Guidelines August 2021
Antimicrobial Guidelines during COVID
ESPAUR_Report_2019-20 Medication Resistance
This is a live zoom session. You will be sent the link the day before the course.
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