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Elderly Care

Falls

Over 280 000 falls occur in acute, community and mental health┬áhospitals across England and Wales each year (1). Falls can increase the length of stay and prevent patients from returning to independent living and at worst result in severe injuries and death (1, 2).   Dr Josh Deb-Barman is a speciality doctor in Elderly Care […]

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Elderly Care Pharmacy

Polypharmacy

  I talk with Dr Lishan Liu, an Elderly Care Medicine Registrar at Chester, about Polypharmacy in the older patient. Lishan has previously undertaken work investigating Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM) amongst patients on Elderly Care wards and the application of a tool to help with improving prescribing. Whatever speciality you work in, with the […]