Our iSIMPATHY team took to the road last week to showcase the success of the project in Dublin at the All-Ireland Conference on Integrated Care,
Joanne Brown and Oonagh McKenna displayed a poster focusing on patient centred polypharmacy review work with critical care step-down patients.
The conference was a networking opportunity with professionalS in all areas of health and it reinforced the importance of understanding our patients’ needs and involving them in their care.
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 iSIMPATHY project has improved care for patients prescribed with multiple medicines.