Category Archives: Resources

Keep Antibiotics Working – 2018 Campaign

PHE Keep Antibiotics Working Campaign 2018 https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/58-keep-antibiotics-working On 23rd October 2018 Public Health England (PHE) will launch their national campaign across England to support the government’s efforts to reduce inappropriate prescriptions for antibiotics by raising awareness of the issue of antibiotic resistance and reducing demand from the public. The campaign supports the government’s ambition to halve inappropriate prescribing Continue Reading »

Incorrectly Recorded Penicillin Allergy – Increased risk of MSRA & C.difficile infection

NICE has warned healthcare professionals and the public that people who incorrectly believe they are allergic to penicillin are unnecessarily put at an increased risk of developing MRSA or C difficile. Incorrectly identifying people as allergic could also contribute to antimicrobial resistance, as people are likely to be given broad-spectrum antibiotics.  Studies suggest that: Around 10% of the UK Continue Reading »

EPS – Controlled Drugs Pilot

NHS Digital have started a pilot for prescribing Schedule 2 & 3 Controlled Drugs using the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). 10 GP practices  in Yorkshire, the North West and London can now send prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) electronically via the EPS . This includes all Schedule 2 and 3 CDs, except for instalment FP10MDA prescriptions. Continue Reading »

HUHY – “Help Us, Help You”

NHS winter pressures campaigns promote appropriate self-care & illnesss prevention measures and provide signposting & guidance on prudent use of NHS services during the winter period. This winter, NHS England and Public Health England are introducing a new overarching brand that brings together all the winter pressures campaign activity – ‘Help Us, Help You’. The campaign is delivered across a Continue Reading »