The Polypharmacy Challenge Blog
I have just returned from the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), which was held at Warwick University last week. The central concerns of the APOLLO-MM project - multimorbidity and polypharmacy – featured prominently in this year’s meeting. This may seem unsurprising given that care of patients with multimorbidity is very much the ‘norm’ for the generalist medical practitioner. But it was encouraging to see an increasing emphasis on how to account for the complexity of multimorbidity in research contexts, and there is certainly a growing army of researchers trying to tackle ‘inappropriate’ polypharmacy.
Welcome to our first APOLLO-MM blog post!
This blog will be a space to share our thoughts, ideas and progress as we journey through our research to understand the ‘polypharmacy challenge’ faced by older people living with multiple long-term conditions, their carers and health professionals.
The day-to-day research activities in the APOLLO-MM project will be carried out by Deborah and me. We are well supported by our advisory group and patient panel, and have three co-researchers who will be working with us at different stages of the research. You can read more about the people involved in the project here.Read more...