Category Archives: Memos and Alerts

Medicines Matters – Autumn 2020

The Autumn edition of the Medicines Matters newsletter on medicines in a care setting is now available. Topics covered include: Protocols & care plans for when required medicines (often known as “PRN” medicines) Seasonal ‘flu vaccines ‘Flu vaccine myth busters Errors with morphine sulfate 10mg/5ml oral solution linked to inadvertent use of IV syringes & inadequate training Digital Continue Reading »

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