This document, produced by Aneurin Bevan Health Board, outlines a review process for patients on 10 or more medications. It includes the NO TEARS tool to aid medication review and includes locally developed review processes.
This improvement report documents the development of a medication review tool, based on the evidence based “STOPP” (screening tool of older persons’ potentially inappropriate prescriptions) for routine use with elderly patiens across all sections of care.
Improving medication safety for people in care homes: thoughts and experiences from carers and relatives
This report from the Health Foundation collects together the testimony given by family and carers of people living in a care home, specifically around issues of medication safety.
This paper defines our current understanding of appropriate prescribing and outlines the potential hazards of over-prescribing for older people, while acknowledging the benefits of modern pharmacological treatment.