High Strength Insulin – Risk Minimisation Strategy
ScriptSwitch messages have been updated to reflect these changes.
Delayed or Back-up Antibiotic Prescribing
A Survey Monkey was disseminated to practices about delayed/back-up antibiotic prescribing in December 2016. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey as your responses have been shared and will be used to reflect on future practice.
As part of the survey, we asked if practices would agree to participate in a formalised pilot of delayed/back-up antibiotic prescribing. This would be assessed by using prescribing data from before and after the pilot to see the effect a more formalised approach might have. Medicines Management would be able to support practices by discussing the best technique for delayed/back-up antibiotic prescribing, providing READ codes, EMIS web searches and resources as necessary. Undertaking the pilot could form part of a practice’s antibiotic prescribing action plan and should support in reducing any inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. The outcomes of the pilot could be used for peer and self-reflection.
Any expressions of interest or requests for further information should be sent to Victoria Vincent at email@example.com.
Emergency Stock Palliative Care Scheme – Reminder
Wirral CCG commissions twelve community pharmacies to hold an enhanced list of drugs used in palliative care, intended for emergency use. These pharmacies will signpost to other pharmacies if they are unable to make a supply.
There is information on the Medicines Management Website regarding the Palliative Care Scheme, including the list of Community Pharmacies and the stock list.