Category Archives: Darlington

Out of Stock List December 2015

The following items are currently unavailable, hard to obtain or going short in the market. It is not an exhaustive list, and some pharmacies will have more trouble than others obtaining certain items. Items new to the list in bold Thanks to Manchester LPC for this information  Item Status More Information Duac gel (25g and 50g) This has Continue Reading »

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Controlled Drugs: Learning from Incidents October 2015

NECS supports the NHS England Area Team Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer in ensuring the safe management and use of controlled drugs within the North East & Cumbria region.  Based on the commonly reported incidents and the lessons learned, we aim to share good practice across the region.

Included in this newsletter:

  • Prescription security
    • Security issues for prescribers
    • Security issues for practices
    • What do the prescription codes mean?
  • Forged prescriptions: community pharmacies
    • What to do if you come across a forged prescription

Oral bisphosphonates: reminder of precautions to take

All bisphosphonates are associated with a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Therefore before prescribing oral bisphosphonates, we remind you to tell patients to maintain good oral hygiene, attend routine dental check-ups and immediately report any oral symptoms such as dental mobility, pain, or swelling to a doctor and dentist.