Category Archives: Memos and Alerts

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 »

COVID-19 – Ibuprofen & NSAIDs Advice from NICE, MHRA & NHSEI

The Chief Executives of NICE & the MHRA and the National Medical Director for NHS England & NHS Improvement have written to healthcare professionals with the following advice: The [CHM] Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Continue Reading »

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 »