Joanne Brown iSIMPATHY pharmacist recently travelled to Antwerp to display a poster on the iSIMPATHY project and how it had improved patient outcomes in Northern Ireland.

The iSIMPATHY project, funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, worked with professionals in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to comprehensively review patient medication. Taking multiple medicines can be problematic if the increased risk of harm from interactions between drugs, or between drugs and diseases, outweighs the intended benefits.

The 23rd International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC23) overarching theme was ‘Care in action: how to work together, a participatory approach’. The conference brought together leaders, researchers, clinicians, managers, citizens, patients and caregivers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. It was a fantastic opportunity to display the work and showcase Northern Ireland pharmacy.