PERFORMANCE: Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has launched a team to review use of medication in case homes.

A statement says: “A team of various healthcare professionals including a psychiatry of old age consultant, a pharmacist, the local GP and care home nurses will work with care home residents and their families to review the medication they are currently taking and make joint decisions about any changes.”

The project is being managed by Wasim Baqir, research and development pharmacist at the trust. It is funded by The Health Foundation as part of its Shine programme, one of 30 organisations to receive funding.