Category Archives: Prescribing Newsletter

Social Care – Managing medicines

The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have launched ‘Top tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community’. The guide, for GPs and pharmacists, draws on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guideline and quality standard on managing medicines in the community. Areas covered include shared decision-making, Continue Reading »

BREXIT – Medicines Supply FAQs & Information for Patients

NHS England have revised the “Continuity of Supply Frequently Asked Questions” page in the “Preparing for EU Exit” section of their website and the “Getting your medicines if there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit” page on the NHS website has been updated. The FAQs explain the government’s approach to ensuring that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal Continue Reading »

HRT Shortages – British Menopause Society Update

The British Menopause Society have published a helpful update on current availability of HRT products in the UK – including the following notes: There have been availability issues with many HRT products. Some of these are related to manufacturing shortages, while others are related to supply issues. The BMS has been reassured that these are temporary shortages which Continue Reading »

Valproate Use in Women & Girls with Childbearing Potential – Pragmatic Guide

Experts from 13 national bodies, including seven Royal Colleges, have joined forces to publish practical guidance to support doctors and other health professionals providing care for women and girls in their reproductive years who may be prescribed valproate. The ‘pan-College’ advice is based on 2018 regulations issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) around the Continue Reading »