Supporting patients after a stroke

The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
Satellite Supporting patients after a stroke
Speakers Derek Taylor, Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Governance & Risk and Specialist Lead for the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Satellite Description

A stroke can lead to a person experiencing significant physical, emotional and cognitive impairment. There is also a significant risk of further strokes. The talk will highlight medication-related issues that may result from this physical and cognitive impairment as well as discussing the current national evidence-based symptom management and secondary prevention guidelines.

The role of pharmacy in supporting patients after a stroke through regular medicine review, symptom control, dysphagia support, reduction of risk factors, individual and group educational sessions and improving medicines adherence will also be explored.

Biography: Derek’s current role is Assistant Director of Pharmacy for the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust with responsibility for governance and risk as well as the specialist lead for the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit. He was the pharmacist representative on the Royal College of Physician’s Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party from 2000 to 2010 and has published and continues to lecture on the role of the pharmacist in a Stroke Unit.

Derek has been chairman of the UKCPA Care of the Elderly Group since 1997. This group has provided education and networking for a wide range of pharmacists working in older people services and has contributed to a number of national papers and consultations over the years.

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