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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 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 ...
Created on 17 August 2016
This Antipsychotics bulletin and resources have been updated to include cost effective choices of modified release quetiapine products (for those organisations wishing to use branded generic prescribing). ...
Biosimilar Etanercept is the most recent biosimilar to become available within the NHS. This resource discusses the key issues for healthcare professionals considering a switch to biosimilar etanercept ...
Created on 14 June 2016
The constipation bulletin reviews the treatments available for constipation (including newer therapies) and provides advice and guidance on when they should be used and for how long. Patient information, ...
This bulletin focuses on repeat dispensing, repeat prescribing, EPS and repeat prescription ordering services. Template training packs for practice staff and patient information letters are available as ...
Created on 22 December 2015
We have published a few more inhaler technique support tools to complement our existing range of tools. These tools are designed to be use by healthcare professionals as an aid to support inhaler technique ...
The vitamins and minerals DROP-List bulletin reviews the place in therapy for the multivitamin and mineral supplements and also the vitamin B complex products. They are not recommended for prescribing ...
The Oral hypoglycaemic bulletin is an update of the bulletin published in 2014 and incorporates the newer agents that have been launched since the bulletin was last written. A pathway document, audit and ...
The infantile colic DROP-List bulletin covers the treatment of colic and the place in therapy for lactase, simeticone and gripe water products. Supporting materials include patient information leaflet ...
The emollients bulletin reviews the cost effective choices and appropriate prescribing of emollients. It gives advice on first line choices for different types of emollient. Patient information is also ...