RPS guidance on polypharmacy open for consultation

Please give us your views

Polypharmacy – taking many medicines - can be a problem when patients end up being prescribed medicines for different conditions, which can cause problems and often remain on their prescription after they are needed.

With our ageing population, polypharmacy is a growing problem both for patients and the NHS.

The RPS has developed draft guidance to:

  • outline the size of the challenge of problematic polypharmacy 
  • highlight the good work being done to address it  
  • make clear recommendations to organisations and individuals involved with medicines as part of the care of the people they serve

We’d like to hear your views on our draft guidance so please take a look at the consultation.

Please respond to the consultation by Tuesday 28 August 2018.