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 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 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
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.
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 careContinue Reading »