Wroughton Health Centre

Station House Surgery

Ridgeway View Family Practice is contributing to a University of Bristol study.

This Practice is contributing to the University of Bristol “Deprescribing of long-term medicines in the context of limited life expectancy” study:

Many medicines have long-term benefits and prevent illness. Over the last year or two of life, however, the benefit of continuing to take long-term medicines maybe small and no longer helpful. Stopping medicines (also known as deprescribing) at this stage could improve quality of life, reduce side effects and treatment burden. To do this sensitively and effectively, there is a need to find out what information would help patients and healthcare professionals to make decisions to stop long-term medicines.

The aim of this study is to find out more about when and how patients and healthcare professionals in GP practices would prefer to have conversations about stopping long-term medicines.

The researchers are inviting people who are aged 65 years or more and living with and taking medicines for 2 or more long-term conditions. This is because they wish to speak to a range of people to seek their views and opinions.