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Care Homes and COVID-19: Oxygen management

21 January 2021Home oxygen therapy is commonly used in care homes by patients with underlying lung conditions. In the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there may be an increased…

Antimicrobial Patient Group Direction (PGD) Templates

20 January 2021Antimicrobial PGD templates support the use of medicines in line with national guidance, reducing variation and duplication to improve consistency of care.

How is acute hypomagnesaemia treated in adults?

12 January 2021There is no national guidance on the treatment of hypomagnesaemia, and practice varies widely between hospital Trusts. The guidance in this document reflects practice at…

Using Medical Gases Appropriately

11 January 2021Must read background material and guidance to support good medical gas use for hospital Chief Pharmacists and their teams

Oxygen Good Housekeeping Summary

11 January 2021A single slide summarising Oxygen good housekeeping points

Using COVID-19 vaccines in patients with anticoagulation and bleeding disorders

7 January 2021Information on use of the vaccine in patients who are receiving anticoagulants or have a bleeding disorder is given below.

Extended-release methylphenidate: A review of the pharmacokinetic profiles of available products

23 December 2020This review discusses current NICE recommendations for the use of methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD and describes the pharmacokinetic differences between the currently available…

In Use Product Safety Assessment: Teriparatide injection

23 December 2020The availability of four teriparatide preparations (originator, two biosimilars and a generic version) in the UK market creates a potential for confusion in the prescribing,…

Equivalent doses of oral benzodiazepines

8 December 2020Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics and hypnotics. There are major differences in potency between different benzodiazepines and this difference in potency is important…

RMOC Best Value Biologic – Insulin Glargine Toolkit: Consultation running until 24/12/2020

26 November 2020A draft toolkit has been produced on Best value biologic – insulin glargine, on behalf of the RMOC system. Insulin glargine is the first medicine managed…