Briefing

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 infant feeds bulletin update is now available for subscribers. The bulletin discusses management and review for several conditions where baby milks may be prescribed and also the review of prescribed ...
Created on 14 November 2016
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 ...
This bulletin is an update to the oral hypoglycaemics and other antidiabetic drugs bulletin. It discusses the evidence base for the currently available antidiabetic drugs (including newer treatment agents) ...
This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of support bandages and stockinette and is aimed at ensuring these products are prescribed and used appropriately. Support bandages are used in the prevention ...
This bulletin combines the service redesign and off prescription models workplan items into one bulletin.  It discusses the issues that need to be considered when redesigning services and models other ...
This bulletin focuses on frailty and end of life and the specific considertaions that would apply to this group of patients when reviewing medicines/ considering stopping medicines. Medicines that should ...
This bulletin reviews the place in therapy the different types of surgical adhesive tapes. Advice on appropriate use and cost comparison charts are included.   Wound care - Surgical adhesive ...
Created on 17 August 2016
... There are two briefings and datapacks to support this bulletin. One is for switching from quetiapine XL to quetiapine immediate release (IR) or cost effective branded products where applicable, and the ...
This bulletin discusses appropriate treatment with anticholinergic drugs. An increasing number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses report that drugs with anticholinergic effects are associated with ...
Created on 25 July 2016
This Bulletin is written in 2 parts- The CKD resource covers the new classifications of CKD and drugs which are likely to cause kidney damage. The AKI part of the bulletin covers current advice around ...
This bulletin is is part of our DROP list support bulletins and reviews the place in therapy for tadalafil once daily doses. It complements our resources on erectile dysfunction for which the supporting ...