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Standardised Strengths of Unlicensed Liquid Medicines for Children – RCPCH & NPPG Joint Position Statement

The Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH) and the Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) have published a joint position statement on Using standardised strengths of unlicensed liquid medicines in children. The joint statement strongly recommends that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH and NPPG recommended strength, where one exists. The Continue Reading »

Northern England Clinical Network NOAC Alert Cards – Supplies

Northern England Clinical Network (NECN) Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulant medicines (NOAC) Alert Cards In 2015, NECN Cardiac Rhythm Management subgroup – supported by the Stroke Advisory Group, Haematology Group, Pharmacy Group, Primary Care Group, Thrombosis Group, acute care physicians and patient representation groups – launched a NOAC Alert Card. An initial supply was sent to all NHS Trust Continue Reading »

Flu – Antiviral Prescription Authorisation Withdrawn

The Chief Medical and Pharmaceutical Officers for England have circulated the following message to Prescribers & Community Pharmacists: The most recent surveillance data from Public Health England (PHE) indicates that circulation¬† of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care should no longer prescribe antiviral medicines, for the prophylaxis Continue Reading »