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Virtual MDT in care homes during COVID-19

22 July 2020During the Covid 19 pandemic it was vital to develop safe new ways of providing services to care home residents, whilst face to face interaction…

Cross-sector support to care homes in Leeds

21 July 2020The Leeds Senior Leadership Team (SLT) have tackled their support to care homes collaboratively, with oversight from the following local leaders: Chief Pharmacist Acute Hospital:…

Introduction of Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) to support Care Homes and improve communication

21 July 2020This example summarises the steps that the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG has taken to improve communication and…

Practical Tips for Undertaking Medication Reviews in Care Homes – a video presentation

7 July 2020This example shows how an experienced care home pharmacist has put together a video presentation hosted on a youtube channel to support pharmacy teams new…

Remote Review of Medicines Administration Charts in Care Homes

2 July 2020It is usual practice for Care Home Pharmacy Technicians to conduct regular reviews of Medicine Administration (MAR) Charts of Care Home residents, and also when…
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Applying Prescribing Safety Indicators to Health and Justice sites

7 September 2020Prescribing safety indicators (PSI) describe scenarios where there is potentially inappropriate and unsafe prescribing. Based on a project commissioned by the Royal College of General…

MUS Webinar – Resources to support pharmacy teams working in care homes

17 June 2020Resources to support pharmacy teams working in care homes Wednesday 17 June 2020   13.00 – 14.00 In this webinar Emma McClay (Pharmacy Integration Project Lead, SPS)…

Treating Acute Pain in Pregnancy

26 May 2020Miscarriage happens to 1 in 4 pregnancies and about 100 women per month attend the A&E department in Northampton General Hospital each month with either…

Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation ‘Perfect’

26 May 2020Anticoagulation is key to reducing the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF).  However ensuring that the anticoagulant is prescribed at the correct dose for…

The Prescribing Improvement Model

19 February 2020The Prescribing Improvement Model consists of a three-part intervention: 1. Increasing the proportion of handwritten inpatient medication orders where the prescriber specifies their name, allowing…
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