Category Archives: Prescribing Newsletter

Keep Antibiotics Working – 2018 Campaign

PHE Keep Antibiotics Working Campaign 2018 https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/58-keep-antibiotics-working On 23rd October 2018 Public Health England (PHE) will launch their national campaign across England to support the government’s efforts to reduce inappropriate prescriptions for antibiotics by raising awareness of the issue of antibiotic resistance and reducing demand from the public. The campaign supports the government’s ambition to halve inappropriate prescribing Continue Reading »

Incorrectly Recorded Penicillin Allergy – Increased risk of MSRA & C.difficile infection

NICE has warned healthcare professionals and the public that people who incorrectly believe they are allergic to penicillin are unnecessarily put at an increased risk of developing MRSA or C difficile. Incorrectly identifying people as allergic could also contribute to antimicrobial resistance, as people are likely to be given broad-spectrum antibiotics.  Studies suggest that: Around 10% of the UK Continue Reading »

Coroner’s Inquest into fatal anaphylaxis – Prevention of Future Deaths Report

Following the inquest concerning the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, HM Assistant Coroner for West London will be issuing three Prevention of Future Deaths Reports under paragraph 7, Schedule 5, of the 2009 Act and Regulations 28 and 29 of the Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013, including a report: To the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and to the manufacturers of Continue Reading »