Bulletin 177 Antimicrobial stewardship Launched
This bulletin summarises the resources that are available to support commissioners with their antimicrobial stewardship work. Links are provided to useful resources and an audit and GP support guides are available as implementation tools.
Bulletin 190 Polypharmacy - Multimorbidity Launched
This bulletin reviews the evidence around multimorbidity and polypharmacy. It supports the implementation of NICE guideline NG56. A template individualised patient management plan is included as a supporting implementation resource.
Polypharmacy - Multimorbidity
Bulletin 195 Launched - Doxazosin MR (DROP-List)
This bulletin supports the review of doxazosin MR prescribing and supports a switch to the immediate release formulation in line with the NHS England "Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care" guidance.
Bulletin 194 Launched - Co-proxamol (DROP-List)
This bulletin discusses the use of co-proxamol and supports reviewing and discontinuing prescribing in patients still taking this unlicensed medicine. It supports the implementation of the NHS England items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance.
Care homes 2 training slidesets now available to PrescQIPP subscribers
The second set of care homes training slidesets and talk notes are now available on the following topics:
- Refused and omitted doses
- Covert administration
- Controlled drugs
- Bulk prescribing
- Homely remedies
- Waste reduction
These slides are designed for teams that want to deliver face to face training to care home staff, and can be complemented by our CPD accredited Medicines use in care homes 2 e-learning course which can be accessed on our e-learning hub either as a commissioned tool or a pay per use resource.
Access the slidesets and scripts from the Care Homes webkit.
New subscriber Oldham CCG is the 200th CCG in membership
We're delighted to welcome Oldham CCG to the PrescQIPP community, making us now 200 CCGs strong.