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Doctors, dentists, and use of PGDs

15 December 2020Doctors and dentists cannot supply or administer medications under a PGD or Written Instruction.  This page gives further detail on why this is the case.

National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) – Example Data Protection Protocol

26 October 2020The NHMC have prepared an example Data Protection Protocol for homecare medicines services. This document has been prepared to aid contracting authorities in preparing an…

Suggestions for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Adults in Primary Care

29 September 2020This document is intended to support local discussions on how to monitor commonly prescribed high risk medicines in primary care.    The monitoring parameters cited…

Patient Group Direction use by temporary/provisional professional registrants

10 August 2020In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have opened…

Patient Group Direction use in End of Life Care

10 August 2020Questions are frequently asked around the use of Patient Group Direction (PGDs) use in End of Life Care (EoLC). As with any other patient pathway…

National Homecare Medicine Committee (NHMC) Newsletters

4 August 2020The July 2020 NHMC Newsletter contains a brief review of the homecare response to the COVID 19 pandemic including  a spotlight on one of the…

National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) Engagement with Manufacturers Advice

4 August 2020The National Pharmaceutical Supply Group (NPSG) currently advises against participation in advisory boards sponsored by Manufacturers (Marketing Authorisation Holders). This NHMC paper supports this advice…

National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) Homecare Digital Strategy

4 August 2020This is the NHMC and NCHA joint digital strategy and roadmap for the next 5 years. It sets out a direction of travel for homecare…

National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) Homecare Risk Assessment

10 December 2019To support organisations in establishing a robust risk assessment process for new homecare medicines services the NHMC has developed a tool for local use.  …

Using Standardised Strengths of Unlicensed Liquid Medicines in Children: joint statement from the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists’ Group (NPPG) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

10 October 2019NPPG and RCPCH strongly recommend that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH- and NPPG- recommended strength, where one exists. There…