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Written Instruction for the administration of seasonal ‘flu vaccination (2020/21 version)

24 November 2020UPDATED AUTUMN 2020 to reflect legislation changes and UK availability of Flublok (QIVr) Following advice issued in Spring 2018 advising on the use of Patient…

What are the considerations when crushing tablets or opening capsules in a care home setting?

22 November 2020Summary of considerations How essential is the medication? Are there alternative formulations (e.g. liquids, patches or sublingual tablets) or medications that can be used? Before…

Induction Training Course for Pharmacy Trust Buyers

18 November 2020This article is designed to cover those items that pharmacy trust buyers (i.e. the person in the trust responsible for managing the sourcing and procurement of…

Summary of NICE guidance for Rheumatoid arthritis in adults

14 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has amended the ‘treat to target’ recommendations to clarify that multiple disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs can be…

Summary of NICE guidance for Dementia

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Antimicrobial stewardship – changing risk-related behaviours in the general population

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Eating disorders – recognition and treatment

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Cerebral palsy in under 25s

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities / Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities

13 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…