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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 supports the implementation self administration of medicines in the care home setting for of residents who are able to. Assessment and implementation tools are provided to support change ...
These resources support the effective working and communication between members of a multidisciplinary teams for care home residents. Template paperworks is available which can be adapted locally and be ...
Created on 28 September 2016
The Specials Prescribing Optimisation Tool (SPOT) is based on the national specials prescribing data. This list includes specials that appear regularly in the top ten specials prescribed list, those where ...
This bulletin reviews the place in therapy of unlicensed buccal midazolam and switching to a licences product where appropriate. Safety issues and savings are also discussed.   Buccal midazolam ...
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 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
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). ...
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 ...
The first 3 modules of the polypharmacy and deprescribing training cover definitions, considerations before prescribing and agreeing treatment goals with the patient. The resource also includes and introductory ...
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 ...
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, ...