NHS England have published advice and information on the recommended vaccines for the 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme – to supplement the National flu immunisation programme plan for 2019/20.
The Chief Medical and Pharmaceutical Officers for England have circulated the following message to Prescribers & Community Pharmacists: The most recent surveillance data from Public Health England (PHE) indicates that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care should no longer prescribe antiviral medicines, for the prophylaxis Continue Reading »
NICE have published a summary of guidance and safety advice on use of valproate in children, young people and adults – including updated recommendations on prescribing for women or girls with childbearing potential: Do not prescribe valproate for any condition, unless there is no other effective or tolerated treatment available, and only if the terms of the pregnancy Continue Reading »
The RCGP TARGET [Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education & Tools ] Antibiotic Toolkit has been refreshed and updated in recent months. The updated toolkit now includes a comprehensive guide to the available resources with advice and tips on using them in practice. Among the refreshed resources are: new versions of the Treating Your Infection – Respiratory Tract Infection Continue Reading »