Avoiding harm from overprescribing
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Dr Lauren Walker is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics at University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist at Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
She contributes to outpatient clinics, inpatient reviews and multidisciplinary team meetings for adults with complex multimorbidity & polypharmacy. She chairs the National Polypharmacy Services Consortium (PPSC), a collaborative venture between Clinical Pharmacologists, Pharmacists, Geriatricians and GPs. PPSC works with members to design and develop an integrated service model and a unified, sustainable approach to improving polypharmacy, through multidisciplinary collaboration across primary and secondary care. Her research interests include the co-development of a machine learning approach to identify disease and prescribing trajectories in people with complex care needs, utilizing existing health records (www.SERENDIP.org.uk).