Potential reuse of medicines within care homes and hospices

Potential reuse of medicines within care homes and hospices – NECS MO Briefing National guidance was published on 23rd April 2020, providing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the potential reuse of medicines (including CDs) within care homes and hospices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached NECS MO Briefing provided the following advice on implementation: Following the decision Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – NE&Y eRD Support Programme

The Primary Care team for NHS England & NHS Improvement in the North East and Yorkshire have set up an Electronic Repeat Dispesning (eRD) Support Programme to help implement national advice that “…to reduce footfall, GP practices should convert repeat prescribing to electronic repeat dispensing…” and that “…Practices must use the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and should aim to Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Ibuprofen & NSAIDs Advice from NICE, MHRA & NHSEI

The Chief Executives of NICE & the MHRA and the National Medical Director for NHS England & NHS Improvement have written to healthcare professionals with the following advice: The [CHM] Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – JCVI statement on immunisation priorities

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have published the following statement on maintaining immunisation services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Statement from JCVI on immunisation prioritisation Maintain immunisation services to reduce the serious risk of vaccine-preventable disease. We know that many of you will be involved in providing health services to known or suspected cases of COVID-19 infection Continue Reading »