Access to medicines information resources by pharmacy teams during COVID-19

Mark Cheeseman, Professional Lead for Medicines Information, Midlands & East, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (East site)Published Last updated See all updates

We have brought together information resources to support different pharmacy teams working across the health system access medicines advice during COVID-19.

You can find medicines information resources listed below that are accessible to all pharmacy teams working across the health system.

if you work as part of a hospital pharmacy team you can find additional resources accessible to you here.

If you think we have missed anything which may be useful for pharmacy colleagues, please contact us

Remember – no single information resource is totally comprehensive or completely up-to-date in all respects and all databases have the potential to have search function anomalies; use your professional judgement to decide when you need to verify facts in another resource.

 

NHS Injectable Medicines Guide (Medusa)

  • Access to this national resource can be made available to all to ensure the safe preparation and administration of injectable medicines and is continuously being updated.
  • A Quick Guide for how to access this resource can be found at the bottom of this page.

Coronavirus Yellow Card (MHRA)

  • Healthcare professionals can report all suspected adverse drug reactions associated with any medicines used in patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, including medicines to manage long term or pre-existing conditions and medicines being used off-label, via the MHRA Coronavirus Yellow Card.
  • Reporting for incidents in clinical trials should be in line with trial protocols.

The Liverpool Drug Interaction Group COVID-19 Drug Interaction Checker

  • This freely accessible resource allows you to check interactions between one or more medicines.
  • You can access this interactive tool here
  • If you need any clarification or further information in relation to a potential interaction, please contact your nearest medicines information service.

UKMi Recommended Resources (free access)

  • You can access a list of freely available resources, including many web based sources on our website already by clicking here.

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