Issue 8 of the bulletin: Controlled Drugs: Learning from Incidents, produced by NECS on behalf of NHS England is now available.
Issue 8 covers:
• Reporting incidents
• Post-dated CD prescriptions dispensed too early
• Patients with protected addresses
• Midazolam injection for palliative care
• What can happen when things go wrong when prescribing for chronic pain
Public consultation is being launched on new national guidelines for CCGs on medicines considered of low priority for NHS funding. Guidance states 18 treatments, including homeopathy and herbal treatments, cost taxpayers £141m a year, should generally not be prescribed.