North Tyneside Update October 2014

North of Tyne APC update

Guidelines approved

  • Guideline for management of erectile dysfunction in adults ≥ 18 years
  • Guidelines for the use of feminising hormone therapy in gender dysphoria
  • Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Asyptomatic Liver Function Abnormalities
  • Seven Day prescriptions
  • Guidelines for the management of Patients with Swallowing Difficulties

Information leaflets for primary care  approved :

  • Buccal Midazolam (Midazolam Hydrochloride 5mg/ml) – Buccolam®
  • Buccal Midazolam (Midazolam maleate 10mg/ml) – Epistatus®

Shared Care Guidelines  approved:

  • Vigabatran

Advanced inhaler training workshops

NECS have commissioned the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) to deliver a number of workshops to healthcare professionals in North Tyneside area on advanced inhaler technique. A number of pharmacists have already completed the training and feedback has been excellent.

Why are we providing this training?

  • Inhalation is the preferred route of administering drugs to patients with COPD and asthma
  • Many people find it difficult to use their inhaler correctly
  • Incorrect usage reduces the effectiveness of therapy

Who should attend?

All healthcare professionals with a target audience of

  • GP’s
  • Primary care pharmacists
  • Secondary care pharmacists
  • Community pharmacists
  • Practice nurses

What are the outcomes?

  • Providing healthcare professionals with a range of opportunities to undertake high quality training on the selection of and use of inhalers
  • Ensuring that patients receive consistent training from all health care professionals

All sessions start at 6.30pm (for 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • 5th November 2014 – Education Centre Lecture Theatre at North Tyneside General Hospital
  • 19th November 2014 – Education Centre (upstairs) at Hexham General Hospital
  • 8th December 2014 – Education Centre Lecture Theatre at Wansbeck General Hospital

Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. To book please contact MO admin team on 0191 217 2756 or 0191 2172681. Deadline for booking a place is one week prior to workshop