North West Division Presents: 'The Art of de-prescribing psychotropic medication'


Online Event

Timings 9:30am - 11:00am
Location Online Event
CPD Up to 1.5 CPD hours subject to peer approval
SAS Doctors & Higher Trainees£15
Core Trainees & Foundation Doctors£10
Retired Doctors£15
Bookings closed. Please contact the Division for any enquiries.
North West Division Presents: 'The Art of de-prescribing psychotropic medication'

Event Information

RCPsych North West Division Presents: a webinar with Professor David Taylor titled ' The Art of de-prescribing psychotropic medication'

Professor David Taylor will give a lecture on how the way in which medication is stopped is probably more important than what is prescribed in the first place.

David Taylor is Director of Pharmacy and Pathology at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychopharmacology at King’s College, London. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. David was a member of the UK Department of Transport expert panel that introduced drug-driving regulation. He is currently a member of the UK government’s Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs.

Professor Taylor has been the lead author of the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines for 25 years. The Guidelines have sold over 300,000 copies in fourteen editions and twelve languages. The 14th edition was published in June 2021. David has also authored over 350 clinical papers in journals such as the Lancet, BMJ, British Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on subjects such as discontinuation and deprescribing of antidepressants and antipsychotics, the value of long-acting antipsychotic injections, the efficacy of psilocybin as an antidepressant.

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This event will be recorded and available to watch on demand for one month after the event.

Recording will be available to registered attendees.

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Contact Name: North West Division

Twitter: @rcpsychNW

Contact number: 0208 618 4196

Event Location

Location: Online Event