Barry Jubraj is clinical senior lecturer, medicines optimisation (MO), King’s College London and honorary pharmacist (MO), National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North West London. He is a part-time carer for his disabled son, Alexander, who has Down’s Syndrome and a severe learning disability.
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Overcoming barriers to effective consultation with adults with learning disabilities and practical ways to improve pharmacy consultation skills, using patients with Down’s syndrome as an example.
Pharmacists need to be bolder when it comes to recommending that unnecessary medicines be stopped in elderly patients.
Are you asking the right questions about adherence? Pharmacists are constantly reminded of the importance of improving adherence to aid patient wellbeing and reduce medicines waste. Health coaching techniques can augment what you currently do, with minimal additional time component, according to our three authors.
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Pharmacy students Shreena Patel and Emily King and pharmacist Barry Jubraj describe ‘STOPIT’, a screening tool to stop inappropriate treatment in older people, and explain why medicines optimisation is so important