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 – 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 COVID-19 guidance 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.

Medicines Matters – COVID-19 Special Bulletin 3

Medicine Matters – COVID-19 Bulletin 3 The NECS Medicines Optimisation Care Home & Social Care Support Team have produced a series of COVID-19 Special Bulletins to help Care Staff respond and adjust to the challenges and changes arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The third Special Bulletin Includes: Communication covering effective handover and delegating medicine related tasks Digital technology, new Continue Reading »

Medicines Matters – COVID-19 Special Bulletin 4

Medicine Matters – COVID-19 Special Bulletin 4 The NECS Medicines Optimisation Care Home & Social Care Support Team have produced a series of COVID-19 Special Bulletins to help Care Staff respond and adjust to the challenges and changes arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth Special Bulletin Includes: Re-use of medicines in care homes

Potential reuse of medicines within care homes and hospices

Potential reuse of medicines within care homes and hospices – NECS MO Briefing National guidance was published on 23rd April 2020, providing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the potential reuse of medicines (including CDs) within care homes and hospices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached NECS MO Briefing provided the following advice on implementation: Following the decision Continue Reading »