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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.

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…

Care Homes and COVID-19: Medicines administration issues

23 October 2020There are a number of medicines administration related enquiries that you may be asked to help with when working with patients and staff in care…

Care Homes and COVID-19: Oxygen management

23 October 2020Home 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…

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…

Thickening agents: what to consider when choosing a product?

14 September 2020This Medicines Q&A provides information on thickening agents and describes factors that may influence the choice of product including differences between starch-based and gum-based thickening…

How do the different types of enteral feeding tubes available affect drug administration?

9 September 2020This updated Medicines Q&A is a quick reference summary to different types of enteral feeding tubes, in relation to medication issues. Not all enteral feeding…

Can Nursing Associates and Physician Associates operate under a Patient Group Direction?

8 September 2020Only those professions listed in legislation can operate under a Patient Group Direction (PGD). Neither Nursing Associates nor Physician Associates are currently included within the…

Submit your Work for the Care Homes Good Practice Repository and COVID-19

27 August 2020If you have a practice example that you would like to share on the Care Homes Good Practice Repository, please get in touch. A member…

About the Care Homes Good Practice Repository and COVID-19

27 August 2020The Care Homes Good Practice Repository has been created in support of the NHS England/NHS Improvement call for cross-system Pharmacy and Medicines Support for care…