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This bulletin looks at the issues around refused and missed doses when administering medicines in care homes and provides guidance for healthcare professionals in dealing with these issues. An educational ...
The use of compliance aids to support medicines administration is a difficult to resolve problem in care homes and also for domicilliary care. This bulletin supports the review of the use of compliance ...
This bulletin discusses the issues around safeguarding in relation to medicines which could include: the deliberate withholding of medicine without a valid reason, incorrect use of medicines, deliberate ...
This bulletin introduces some of the key concepts around behaviour change and considers practical ways in which health professionals can use and develop their skills to support behaviour change and empower ...
This bulletin reviews the prescribing of dermatology specials to try and ensure that any prescribing of dermatology specials is appropriate and in line with the British Association of dermatologists guidelines. ...
Created on 23 May 2017
This bulletin looks at reviewing the use of hormone replacement therapy in menopause. It discusses the implementation of NICE guidance, choices of treatment and review of therapy in long term use.   Menopause ...
These resources support the safe and effective transfer of care and information about medicines when transferring to and from a care home setting. Information transfer templates which can be adapted for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Created on 07 April 2017
This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of barrier preparations and includes resources which focus on using products appropriately and avoiding waste.  A pathway and formulary product selection ...
The controlled drugs bulletin and resources have been written to support CCG teams that have a role in supporting the regional NHS England Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO).  An audit ...
This bulletin and briefing review the place in therapy for silicone sheets and gels for the treatment of scar reduction. The supporting datapack shows local usage of these products.     Wound ...
This bulletin reviews the use of rectal irrigation to ensure proper pathways are in place before prescribing and wastage is reduced through appropriate prescribing. It is a supporting bulletin for the ...
These resources review the place in therapy for silk and antimicrobial garments to ensure to ensure prescribing is appropriate and excessive quantities of garments are not prescribed. The evidence to support ...
Created on 02 February 2017
Due to concerns over hypnotic dependence, hypnotic prescribing has been subject to scrutiny and review for a number of years. In this bulletin, we offer advice on managing new patients with insomnia, recommend ...
The DROP-List has always sought to support Medicines Optimisation principles, which detail that "treatments of limited clinical value are not used and medicines no longer required are stopped. The ...
This bulletin and associated resources support medicines optimisation in non neuropathic (non cancer) pain.  It looks at the place in therapy of different pain treatments and also helps identify where ...
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. ...
The medicines adherence and waste bulletin with long awaited medicines waste campaign resources are now available on the webiste, The resources include project planning tools, a full video animation, short ...