- Partners and collaborators: Funding body: National Institute for Health Research
- Primary investigator: Professional Alison Blenkinsop
- Co-investigators: Professor David Alldred (deputy theme lead), Dr Andy Clegg, Professor John Young, Professor Theo Raynor
- External co-investigators: Dr Iuri Marques, Dr Beth Fylan, Dr Duncan Petty, Dr Tabish Zaidi, Amit Bhagwat (Lay Leader)
Improve medicines safety through translational research that reduces the prescribing of medicines that are no longer needed; and increase the involvement of patients and carers in decisions about their care to strengthen continuity of medicines when patients are discharged from hospital into primary care.
Multiple studies using mixed methods approaches.
Medicines are the most frequently used intervention in the UK NHS, and for many people they can improve quality of life and extend life expectancy. However, avoidable harm from medicines is widespread. Older patients are particularly vulnerable as they are often users of multiple medicines, making it difficult to identify which medicines are appropriate and which may no longer be.
Theme lead: Professor Alison Blenkinsop
Deputy theme lead: Professor David Alldred
Core Management Group:
Amit Bhagwat (Lay Leader)
Dr Iuri Marques
Dr Andy Clegg
Professor John Young
Professor Theo Raynor
Dr Beth Fylan
Dr Duncan Petty
Dr Tabish Zaidi
Funding body: National Institute for Health Research