The Polypharmacy Challenge Blog
We're advertising a PhD studentship funded through the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames.
The successful candidate will join the APOLLO-MM team - supervised by Professor Deborah Swinglehurst and Dr Nina Fudge. The PhD will extend the interests of the ongoing APOLLO-MM study, focusing on multimorbidity and polypharmacy in adults of working-age.Read more...
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.