Home medicines reviews for vulnerable older people

This CPD module provides an overview of home medicines reviews for vulnerable older people.


This module will look at the benefit of a home medicines review for older people, including medicines optimisation and helping to avoid adverse drug events and non-adherence.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to describe the different factors that impact on medicines optimisation 
  • Recognise that being housebound can result in poor engagement with prescribers and dispensers
  • Appreciate that polypharmacy increases non-adherence and is the biggest risk for adverse drug events.

Contributing author: Lelly Oboh, consultant pharmacist in care of older people.