Category Archives: Resources

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Flu – Antiviral Prescription Authorisation Withdrawn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 »

TARGET Antibiotic Toolkit – Refreshed Patient Leaflets

The RCGP TARGET [Treat Antibiotics Responsibly, Guidance, Education & Tools ] Antibiotic Toolkit has been refreshed and updated in recent months. The updated toolkit now includes a comprehensive guide to the available resources with advice and tips on using them in practice. Among the refreshed resources are: new versions of the Treating Your Infection – Respiratory Tract Infection Continue Reading »

Medicine Matters – Spring 2018/19

Spring 2018/19 This issue includes: Hay fever medicines (and when require protocol) New Terminology for food modification (food thickeners) Lessons Learnt: Effective audit Reminder regarding flammable products (Paraffin based products) CD guidance reference to website documents