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Medicines Optimisation

This site is maintained by NECS Medicines Optimisation Team and contains medicines information, guidelines and resources to support safe, effective and good value medicines use in primary care in the NHS across the North East, North Cumbria, Humberside and parts of North & West Yorkshire.

High Quality & Low Carbon Respiratory Care – HEE video

Original available at High quality and low carbon respiratory care – YouTube

Medicines Matters – Spring 2023

Medicines Matters – Spring 2023 Medicines information for care staff in social care settings Emergency Hospital Admissions Frequently asked questions from social care providers Controlled Drugs

Menopause and HRT Education Session – Recording

NECS Learning have published a recording of the Menopause and HRT Education Session delivered by Dr Madeline Hilson from Whitby Group Practice to Healthcare Professionals working in Tees Valley on 27th September 2022. The recording can be found on the NECS Learning YouTube channel, or watch below.

Medicine Matters – Summer 2022

Medicine Matters – Summer 2022 FINAL

Care Homes Letter August 2022

Care Homes Letter August 2022

SCR Newsletter

SCR Newsletter

Greener Respiratory Care – NENC Guide

The Medicines Optimisation Group within the Respiratory Arm of the North East & North Cumbria Clinical Networks have produced an “At-a-Glance” guide to Support Greener Respiratory Care across the ICS. The guide aims to help NHS professionals “to improve patient outcomes through better disease control by prescribing the most  appropriate inhaler for each individual patient with consideration for lower carbon options where suitable which will ultimately have an impact on the environment” and sets out opportunities for improving respiratory care that align with the “green agenda”.

Self Care OTC Guidance

Self Care OTC Guidance (PDF)