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Medicines Optimisation

This site is maintained by NECS Medicines Optimisation Team and contains medicines information, guidelines and resources to support safe, effective and good value medicines use in primary care in the NHS across the North East, North Cumbria, Humberside and parts of North & West Yorkshire.

Social Care Meds Training e-learning flyer_Apr 22

Social Care Meds Training e-learning flyer_Apr 22

Medicine Matters – Spring 2022

Medicine Matters – Spring 2022

HRT Shortages – Resources

British Menopause Society (BMS) – HRT Supply News BMS Tools for Clinicians HRT Guide HRT – Practical prescribing HRT preparations and equivalent alternatives Prescribable alternatives to HRT CKS HRT guide Serious Shortage Protocols [full list via NHS BSA – not searchable] Serious Shortage Protocols [‘Live’ list via PSNC – not searchable] PSNC Dispensing & Supply News [covers ALL supply issues – searchable – includes MSNs] NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) SPS HRT Availability News & Prescribing Advice [open access] Medicines Supply Tool – Endocrine System [access restricted – log-in required] Medicines Supply Notifications MSN_2022_038U Ovestin® 1mg cream MSN_2022_048 Sandrena® gel […]

CD Bulletin Issue 22

CD Bulletin Issue 22 April 202

Important CD Reporting Changes Bulletin

ALERT-Important Changes Bulletin

Medicines Matters March 2022

Medicine Matters – March 2022 Final

CD Bulletin Issue 21 Feb 2022

CD Bulletin Issue 21 Feb 2022 Be vigilant and check Interesting links Codeine Linctus sales CD Requisitions – Using the mandatory form (FP10CDF)

CD Bulletin Issue 20 November 2021

Please find our latest version of the CD Learning Bulletin, which contains the following topics:   STOP — Can your practice staff also be your patients? CD Destructions Pregabalin and Gabapentin dispensing incidents Use of mandatory CD Requisition Forms (FP10CDF)   Please feel free to share with colleagues who may find the information useful.