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Addressing the Polypharmacy Challenge in Older People

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Affected by dementia? Prescribed lots of medicines? Give us your views...

Lucie Hogger, CLHARC research fellow at Queen Mary University of London and Speech and Language Therapist, would like to hear from people affected by dementia about their views of prescription medicines.

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Repeat prescriptions are expensive and time consuming – it's time for an NHS rethink

A recent piece from The Conversation by Rupert Payne, University of Bristol and Céline Miani, University of Bielefeld questions the current system for dispensing repeat prescriptions.

Over a billion NHS prescription medicines are issued by pharmacists in England every year – at a cost of over £9 billion. Many of these are prescribed by GPs to manage long-term health conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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