Category Archives: Memos and Alerts

COVID-19 Maintaining Immunisation Programmes – PHE Guidance

Public Health England – with support from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – have published Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19. The guidance sets out the following key points for General Practice: The routine immunisation programme should be maintained. As well as protecting Continue Reading »

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

COVID-19 – NE&Y eRD Support Programme

The Primary Care team for NHS England & NHS Improvement in the North East and Yorkshire have set up an Electronic Repeat Dispesning (eRD) Support Programme to help implement national advice that “…to reduce footfall, GP practices should convert repeat prescribing to electronic repeat dispensing…” and that “…Practices must use the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and should aim to Continue Reading »