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Medicines Matters – Autumn 2020

The Autumn edition of the Medicines Matters newsletter on medicines in a care setting is now available. Topics covered include: Protocols & care plans for when required medicines (often known as “PRN” medicines) Seasonal ‘flu vaccines ‘Flu vaccine myth busters Errors with morphine sulfate 10mg/5ml oral solution linked to inadvertent use of IV syringes & inadequate training Digital Continue Reading »

COVID-19 Maintaining Immunisation Programmes – PHE Guidance

Public Health England – with support from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – have published Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19. The guidance sets out the following key points for General Practice: The routine immunisation programme should be maintained. As well as protecting Continue Reading »

COVID-19 & ACE-inhibitors or ARBs

NICE has published COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in people with or at risk of COVID-19 – which includes the following conclusion: Despite biological plausibility for the role of ACEIs and ARBs in both increasing and decreasing the risk of COVID-19 and its complications, this evidence review has not found any Continue Reading »

COVID-19 & NSAIDs – NICE Advice

NICE has published a COVID-19 rapid evidence summary on Long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for people with or at risk of COVID-19 – which includes the following conclusion: No evidence was found to suggest that people taking NSAIDs for a long-term condition should be advised to stop treatment in the context of COVID‑19. Stopping or switching NSAID treatment Continue Reading »