Category Archives: Prescribing Newsletter

Medicines Support – HEE Training for Non-Registered Workforce

Health Education England have launched a set of training resources for the non-registered medicines workforce. To help people achieve essential skills, HEE have worked with health and social care colleagues and local Excellence Centres to develop a collection of medicines related training resources for non-registered staff across the wider workforce. These include: Medicines Administration e-Learning Modules for care Continue Reading »

Smoking & Emollients – Fire Risk Reminder !!

The Coroner for Staffordshire (South) has issued a Prevention of Future Deaths notice to the DHSC, NICE, Public Health England, the BMA, the CQC and certain social housing providers requiring action to address the risk of fire posed to smokers using emollients. As set out in a previous post, the MHRA published a Drug Safety Update in 2018 Continue Reading »

DHSC-NHSE&I Guide to Medicines Supply & Shortages

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have published a comprehensive guide to the processes and systems in place to help manage medicines supply issues. The guide set out “… to detail the national, regional and local management and escalation processes and communication routes for medicines supply issues” and to support Continue Reading »

SPS NICE Bites – Cellulitis

The NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) have published the latest in the NICE Bites series of summary prescribing recommendations from NICE guidelines – covering antimicrobial treatment for cellulitis & erysipelas.