COVID-19 – Professional Resources & Guidance

NHS England COVID-19 Guidance – NHS England COVID-19 Specialty Guides  UK Government COVID-19 resources NHS COVID-19 resources NICE COVID-19 resources HEE e-Learning for Health COVID-19 Courses Alphabetical List – with thanks to SPS Several Professional, Academic & Representative Bodies have compiled collections of COVID-19 guidance and information. The following may be helpful for Medicines Optimisation teams: NICE NHS Continue Reading »

Welcome to the Medicines Optimisation website

This website is maintained by North of England Commissioning Support 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.

COVID-19 – ABC of RESOURCES

Alphabetical List of COVID-19 Guidelines & Resources See also COVID-19 – Professional Resources & Guidance Based on Specialist Pharmacy Service COVID-19 Resource Compliation – Summary of COVID-19 medicines recommendations from professional bodies Clinical/Therapeutic area Organisation Information type Addiction Society for the Study of Addiction Links to national guidance, treatment services,  and harm reduction services. Cancer Cancer Research UK Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Educational Resources

e-Learning for Health e-LfH have developed & published a comprehensive suite of educational resources for Healthcare Professionals engaged in managing and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources include: Essential Guidance [NHS, WHO, UK Gov, etc.]; PPE; Infection Prevention & Control; Critical Care; End of Life Care; Primary & Community Care; Up-skilling & Redeployment; Resources for Pharmacy Staff, and; Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Anticoagulant Services Clinical Guide

NHSE&I have published a Clinical guide for the management of anticoagulant services during the coronavirus pandemic – as part of the NHSE&I COVID-19 Collection of Specialty Guides  Patients receiving warfarin requiring management in outpatient or community settings – Anticoagulation service provision should consider the following: Is warfarin still required? Can patients on warfarin be switched to an alternative Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Critical Care Medicines Demand/Supply Management

In order to manage additional demand for medicines in critical care and anaesthesia during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society and UK Clinical Pharmacy Association have worked closely with the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England to publish the following Drug demand-supply clinical guidance Continue Reading »