NHSI HoPMOp Newsletter March 2019

This Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation programme newsletter is produced as part of the support offer to NHS Provider organisations on the
implementation of the range of recommendations from the reviews of NHS productivity in Acute, Specialist Acute, Mental Health, Community and
Ambulance trusts developed under Lord Patrick Carter. It contains information from the Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation team within NHS
Improvement. Items are grouped into “For Action” and “For Information” sections.

For Action:
• Drug Safety Alerts: Time to complete Carbimazole and Valproate Short Survey extended
• The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) & National OPAT Outcomes
Registry System NORS survey

For Information:
• EPMA 2019/20 Funding
• Pharmacy in Emergency Departments – Tweet Chat
• Pharmacy Aseptic Services Review – PHASE II
• New version of the FP10 prescription form
• Career pathway of Chief Pharmacists: Opportunity to get involved
• Consultation on proposed legislative changes to facilitate Long Term Plan underway
• New process to share confidential drug pricing information

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