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Optimising medicines for Cardiovascular Disease in older people living with frailty

24 November 2020Cardiovascular medicines are the most frequently prescribed drug class in older people. Yet clinicians face challenges when prescribing or deprescribing these medicines because of the…

Summary of NICE guidance for Multimorbidity – clinical assessment and management

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

Summary of NICE guidance for Managing medicines in care homes

8 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE updated information in this guideline on reusing medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic in line with UK…

Polypharmacy, oligopharmacy & deprescribing: resources to support local delivery

8 October 2020The updated ‘Polypharmacy Resource’ supports clinical staff, including all sectors of the pharmacy profession, in acute, mental health primary and community care, and commissioners, in…

How should ankle oedema caused by calcium channel blockers be treated?

1 June 2020Ankle oedema is a common, often troublesome adverse effect for patients who are receiving calcium channel blocker (CCB) therapy, and may affect compliance. It is…

RMOC London Polypharmacy Working Group: Report July 2018

3 October 2019This report was first presented to the RMOC (London) in July 2018 to support discussion about medicines optimisation review. It has been uploaded here to…

Type 2 Diabetes Frailty Reviews in Older People

28 August 2019The number of older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty is growing.  These patients are at increased risk of adverse effects from blood glucose…

Screening Tool for Older People’s Potentially Inappropriate Treatments – ‘STOPIT’ medication review tool

21 June 2019Developed from the well-known STOPP medication review tool, STOPIT has helped pharmacists and doctors in NW London to systematically review continuing medication in individuals who…

SCRIPT – an eLearning programme to improve prescribing competence and the safe and effective use of medicines

10 May 2019SCRIPT is a web-based eLearning programme used to standardise training and provide continuing professional development relating to prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management. The overarching aim…

Medicines Optimisation Service in a Integrated Community Network

24 April 2019In Croydon, Health and Social Care providers and commissioners have agreed a whole system approach to transform the delivery of health and social care. An…