VACCINE RESOURCES NHS England COVID-19 Guidance – NHS England COVID-19 Specialty Guides UK Government COVID-19 resources – NHS COVID-19 resources NICE COVID-19 resources – NHS SPS COVID-19 resources – RDTC HEE e-Learning for Health COVID-19 Courses Medicines for End of Life & Critical Care Alphabetical List – with thanks to SPS Several Professional, Academic & Representative Bodies have compiled collections of Continue Reading »
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Resources to support vaccination against COVID-19. NHS England COVID-19 vaccination programme NHS England COVID-19 vaccination programme – Primary Care Guidance Public Health England – COVID-19 vaccination resources Public Health England – COVID-19 vaccination guidance for healthcare practitioners Public Health England – COVID-19 GREEN BOOK Chapter 14a National protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) e-Learning for Health – Continue Reading »
The Autumn edition of the Medicines Matters newsletter on medicines in a care setting is now available. Topics covered include: Protocols & care plans for when required medicines (often known as “PRN” medicines) Seasonal ‘flu vaccines ‘Flu vaccine myth busters Errors with morphine sulfate 10mg/5ml oral solution linked to inadvertent use of IV syringes & inadequate training Digital Continue Reading »
NICE has published an update to NG59 Low Back Pain and Sciatica. The updated guideline advises healthcare professionals NOT to offer benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids or opioids for sciatica. This extends advice in the original 2016 guideline to avoid gabapentinoids and routine use of opioids for low back pain. NICE offer the following explanation as to why the committee made Continue Reading »
Public Health England – with support from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – have published Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19. The guidance sets out the following key points for General Practice: The routine immunisation programme should be maintained. As well as protecting Continue Reading »