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:
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
Medicine Matters is a newsletter produced by the NECS North of Tyne Care Home Team providing medicines information for care staff in a social setting on behalf of CCGs across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
Included in this issue:
Fridge requirements and daily temperature recording
What to do when the fridge temperature is out of range
Highlighting medication errors that have occurred in care homes
Recent decisions – Latest Decisions | North Of Tyne Area Prescribing Committee Methenamine hippurate has been requested as a second line agent for the prophylaxis of UTIs in patients who have failed long term prophylaxis with antibiotics, have contraindications to antibiotics, and who have breakthrough infections with resistant organisms. This is on the grounds that as a non-antibioticContinue Reading »