Get it on time: the case for improving medication management for Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK report that highlights problems that people with Parkinson’s disease can face receiving their medication when having a hospital stay. These findings include: nearly two thirds of people who have Parkinson’s don’t always get their medication on time in

Resource Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals in England: For World Antibiotic Awareness Week & European Antibiotic Awareness – Public Health England

Guidance to help the NHS, local authorities and others support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the Antibiotic Guardian campaign, to encourage responsible use of antibiotics.  This guide is aimed at healthcare professionals.

Resource Toolkit For Health Students And Pre-registration Professionals: For World Antibiotic Awareness Week & European Antibiotic Awareness Day – Public Health England

Guidance to help the NHS, local authorities and others support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the Antibiotic Guardian campaign, to encourage responsible use of antibiotics.  This guide is aimed at healthcare students and pre-registration professionals.

Antibiotic Awareness: Key messages World Antibiotic Awareness Week European Antibiotic Awareness Day Antibiotic Guardian – Public Health England

This document explains how to use antibiotics responsibly for patients, animal keepers, pet owners and prescribers.

Medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK – Department of Health and Social Care and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Sets out medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK because they are needed for UK patients. The list is updated regularly. Parallel export of a medicine on the list is considered a breach of regulation 43(2) of the

Pharmacy Quality Scheme guidance 2019/20 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

A community pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme (QPS), which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), was introduced in December 2016. The QPS was designed to reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality

Clinical Commissioning Urgent Policy Statement Antivirals for adults with recent onset (acute) hepatitis C (URN: 170135P) – NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England will routinely commission antivirals for adults with acute hepatitis C (HCV), including the treatment of acute HCV infection in immunosuppressed adults (e.g. post transplantation patients) in accordance with the criteria set out in this document.

HTA and Payment Mechanisms for New Drugs to Tackle AMR – Office of Health Economics

Office of Health Economics report providing an overview of the current state of health technology assessment and contracting for antibiotics in five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK), and of the recent proposals in the literature for

Penalty charge notices in healthcare: One Hundred and Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

Penalty charge notices (PCNs) are supposed to discourage people from claiming free prescriptions or dental treatment when they are not entitled to do so. This report finds the Department and NHS England have been shockingly complacent about the fundamental problems

PSNC Briefing 032/19: Healthy Living Pharmacy: holding a health promotion event/campaign – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

To achieve and to maintain Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 status, pharmacy teams are required to meet 27 quality criteria. Holding health promotion events/campaigns and documenting details of these are a way for pharmacy teams to demonstrate that they meet

Government Response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on Drugs Policy: Medicinal Cannabis – HM Government

The government’s response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report.  It details the government’s response to all 11 recommendations from the Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis: Sixteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines: an evidence review – Public Health England

Public Health England containing the results of a public health evidence review of available data and published evidence on the problems of dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines. It points to issues of GP prescribing and highlights how patients

More harm than good: why more isn’t always better with older people’s medicines – Age UK

Age UK report that calls for a more considered approach to prescribing medicines for our older population. It says too many older people in our society are on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side effects that