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
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
This briefing provides guidance for community pharmacy contractors and their teams on the 2019/2020 NHS seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service. It discusses the background to and aims of the service, service provision, which vaccines should be covered and training of
This circular covers the updated National Guidance on the Safe Administration of Intrathecal Chemotherapy. This updated guidance replaces HSC 2003/010. It sets out the minimum that should be expected of an NHS Trust providing an intrathecal chemotherapy service. It also
Interim clinical guidance for clinicians in the use and prescription of cannabis‐based products for medicinal use in children and young people with epilepsy. The BPNA has been asked to highlight the key questions specialist clinicians should address before considering prescribing
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee funding and statistics briefing that sets out the main elements of the five-year community pharmacy funding settlement for 2019/20 to 2023/24 and gives background information on what the announcement means and how community pharmacy funding works.
The new contractual arrangements will come into force from 1 October 2019 and will help to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. It presents a 5-year deal setting out how community pharmacy will support delivery of
The document is a summary of changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24, which was published jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).
Letter from from Ed Waller to the Directors of Commissioning, Regional Heads of Primary Care, Heads of Primary Care, CCG Clinical Leads and Accountable Officers about the community pharmacy contractual framework.
This briefing summarises the elements of the NHS long term plan implementation framework that are of most relevance to community pharmacy contractors and local pharmaceutical committees.
Report from the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee that finds despite the rescheduling of medicinal cannabis, very few prescriptions have been issued. One of the many reasons for this is because of the gaps in the evidence
This is the equality impact assessment for the consultation ‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care – a consultation on guidance for CCGs’ which ran between 21 July and 21 October 2017.
‘Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care – a consultation on guidance for CCGs’ ran between 21 July and 21 October 2017 – these are the results to this consultation.
A letter to suppliers giving an update on ensuring a continued supply of medicines and medical products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The letter sets out: how the government plans to ensure a continued supply of
The NHS must be an active participant with industry in delivering the shared objective of outstanding patient outcomes. In part that is because it is a monopoly purchaser but also because the NHS should be where innovative products are developed
These Regulations (which come into force immediately before exit day) are made to correct drafting defects and omissions in the Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/775) and the Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
The national dose banding tables are to be used by hospital trust pharmacy teams to ensure a standard approach to dose banding of chemotherapy across all hospital trusts.
Date of report: 11 March 2019 Ref: 2019-0086 Deceased name: Terence Bradfield Coroners name: Deborah Archer Coroners Area: Plymouth Torbay and South Devon Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being sent to: University
Date of report: 17 April 2019 Deceased name: Megan Jones Coroners name: Caroline Sumeray Coroners Area: Isle of Wight Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being sent to: Hampshire and Isle of Wight
This briefing document provides information on supporting primary care network for pharmacy teams.