Category Archives: Resources

Self-Care and OTC Product Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

A detailed guide for professional use has been developed as part of the regional self-care campaign. This explains the rationale for why certain conditions may be suitable for self-care whilst highlighting any specific patient groups which may be excluded due to age or the chronic nature of their illness.

The document is to serve as a guideline for prescribers but does not remove the clinician’s right to decide the most appropriate treatment for a patient.

Medicine Matters – Autumn 2019

Medicine Matters – Autumn 2019 Includes: Timing of doses – with focus on those that are time sensitive National Medicines Optimisation in Care Home initiative Lessons learned from a prescription ordering incident Annual ‘flu vaccination campaign Reminder of the importance of always writing insulin doses as “units” in full

Medicine Matters – Summer 2019

Medicine Matters – Summer 2019 Includes: Notes & guidance on covert administration Lessons learned from an incident involving Oramorph solution CQC report on medicines in health & social care Oral health in care homes  

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.  

Managing Medicines for Adults receiving Community Social Care – Top Tips

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have collaborated to produce “Top tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community” – a resource for GPs and pharmacists, part of the Involved and informed: good community medicines support  intiative to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving social care Continue Reading »