Polypharmacy – London RMOC Subgroup Report

The Polypharmacy Working Group of the London Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee have published an updated version of their report on Medicines Optimisation Reviews to Reduce Inappropriate Polypharmacy and Promote Safe Deprescribing. The report explains that the “…Working Group has been established to identify the key features of polypharmacy and to summarise how medication review can be used to Continue Reading »

Social Care – Managing medicines

The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have launched ‘Top tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community’. The guide, for GPs and pharmacists, draws on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guideline and quality standard on managing medicines in the community. Areas covered include shared decision-making, Continue Reading »

BREXIT – Medicines Supply FAQs & Information for Patients

NHS England have revised the “Continuity of Supply Frequently Asked Questions” page in the “Preparing for EU Exit” section of their website and the “Getting your medicines if there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit” page on the NHS website has been updated. The FAQs explain the government’s approach to ensuring that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal Continue Reading »