Bulletin 176 Launched - Polypharmacy and deprescribing - A practical guide to deprescribing
This bulletin and supporting resources provide practical guidance on deprescribing. Support tools include a medication review template and deprescribing algorithms which are both generic and drug class specific. these tools can be used to guide the process of deprescribing in patients.
Polypharmacy - Practical guide to deprescribing
Bulletin 145 Launched - Nutrition: Sip feed guideline update
These guidelines update the previous ONS guidelines and set out the steps for prescribing ONS and provide useful advice on monitoring progress as well as for prescribing in malnutrition associated with special conditions such as palliative care or drug misuse. Advice on self care, reducing inappropriate prescribing and waste is also included.
Bulletin 173 Launched - Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines
This bulletin discusses the implementation of NICE guidance relevant to medicines optimisation in care homes. A summary of relevant NICE guidance and suggestions to support implementation are offered for each of the relevant NICE guidance. Links to supporting resources are also available. This resource is designed to be shared with care home staff.
Care homes - Implementation of NICE guidelines
Bulletin 165 - Glycopyrronium (SPOT-List) now available to all PrescQIPP users
Bulletin 165 - Glycopyrronium (SPOT-List) is now available to all PrescQIPP users.
This bulletin is the latest SPOT(Specials Prescribing Optimisation Tool) support bulletin and focuses on the use of glycopyrronium in hypersalivation (both off label and unlicenced special usage). It also covers use in other conditions in both adults and children.
Bulletin 162 - Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria now available to all PrescQIPP users
Bulletin 162 - Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria is now available to all PrescQIPP users.
This bulletin, briefing and supporting resources support prescribers in being able to agree the goals of a treatment and discuss the discontinuation criteria with patients before they initiate a treatment. Tools are available to support the discussion with patients as well as identify the factors that should be considered before prescribing.
Polypharmacy - Agreeing treatment goals and discontinuation criteria
Bulletin 158 - Prescribing in ADHD now available to all PrescQIPP users
Bulletin 158 - Prescribing in ADHD is now available to all PrescQIPP users.
These resources support the appropriate prescribing and review of ADHD treatments including initiation and monitoring of treatment. An audit is available to support identification of patients needing a review.
Prescribing in ADHD