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 »

COVID-19 – Professional Resources & Guidance

NHS England COVID-19 Guidance – NHS England COVID-19 Specialty Guides  UK Government COVID-19 resources – NHS COVID-19 resources NICE COVID-19 resources – NHS SPS COVID-19 resources – RDTC HEE e-Learning for Health COVID-19 Courses Medicines for End of Life & Critical Care Alphabetical List – with thanks to SPS Several Professional, Academic & Representative Bodies have compiled collections of COVID-19 guidance Continue Reading »