Opioid Improvement Workshop – Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin ICS

7 December 2022-
7 December 2022
14:00 - 16:30

To develop a system wide approach to reduce harm from opioids which improves the care required to support people to ‘live well with pain.

This workshop hosted alongside West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) aims to bring together key stakeholders from Shropshire, Telford, and Wrekin Integrated Care System to develop a system wide approach to reduce harm from opioids improving the care required to support people to ‘live well with pain’.

The workshop will support Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS to provide regional coverage and collectively achieve the following desired outcomes nationally:

• 30,000 fewer people prescribed oral or transdermal opioids (of any dose) for more than 3 months.

• Of the 30,000 above, 4,500 of these will have been prescribed a high dose opioid (>120mg day Morphine Equivalent) and have now stopped opioids.

• Nationally preventing 500 hospital admissions and avoiding £1.75m in admission costs.

Key topics / Speakers will include:

  • Liz Walker – Head of Medicines Quality and Optimisation, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS to welcome participants and set out strategic vision for STW Medicines Safety Strategy
  • Imogen Darbhanga – Clinical Pharmacist, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
  • Catherine Lowe – Senior Pharmacist South West Shropshire Primary Care Network
  • Amandeep Bhandal – Medicines Assistant Programme Manager (Medicines Safety National Patient Safety Improvement Programme – (MedSIP) Programmes, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network
  • Caroline Maries-Tillott – Assistant Programme Manager (Medicines Safety & Managing Deterioration National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes – MedSIP / ManDetSIP) West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

By attending this event you will:

  • Understand the consequences and realities of high-risk opioid prescribing.
  • Understand the national and local data in relation to opioid prescribing.
  • Understand what is meant by a whole system approach and how it differs from traditional approaches.
  • Have the opportunity to hear about pain management initiatives within STW addressing the opioid prescribing challenge.
  • Contribute to the development of a system-wide action plan.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals from the following sectors in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System
  • Pharmacy representatives
  • Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOCs) representatives
  • Integrated Medicines Optimisation Committees (IMOCs) representatives
  • Integrated Pharmacy Stakeholder Group (RMOCs) representatives
  • Place-based Medicines Management Teams representatives
  • Chief Pharmacists (Trusts and ICSs) representatives
  • Community Pharmacist representatives
  • Primary Care Pharmacists representatives
  • Healthcare professionals
  • General Practices
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Prescribers
  • Health and Wellbeing link workers
  • Nurse specialists
  • Pain consultants
  • Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer
  • Local Organisations
  • Medicine Safety Network representatives
  • Medicine Safety Board representatives
  • ICS Clinical Network representatives
  • ICS Transformation Group representatives
  • Pain Network representatives
  • Support Groups
  • Voluntary Group representatives
  • Specialist Pain Service representative
  • Substance Misuse Service representative
  • Healthwatch representatives
  • Person(s) representative with lived experience