COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Resources to support vaccination against COVID-19. NHS England COVID-19 vaccination programme NHS England COVID-19 vaccination programme – Primary Care Guidance Public Health England – COVID-19 vaccination resources Public Health England – COVID-19 vaccination guidance for healthcare practitioners Public Health England – COVID-19 GREEN BOOK Chapter 14a National protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) e-Learning for Health – Continue Reading »

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 »

Supply Issues & Shortages – DHSC Updates reinstated via SPS

The DHSC has reinstated publication of monthly reports and information on current issues affecting supply of medicines in England via the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service website: https://www.sps.nhs.uk/articles/department-of-health-and-pharmaceutical-market-strategy-group-pmsg-supply-updates/  The monthly Supply Issues Updates for Primary and Secondary Care and linked documents are also circulated through the PrescQIPP network and form the core of the Notts APC COVID-19 Supply Issues Continue Reading »