Medicines in Pregnancy – a recorded webinar

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Meeting 15 December 2021Location
Topics: Events


This month Paula Russell addressed the topic of medicine use in pregnancy, including a discussion around COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

Paula  is Principal Pharmacist at the Regional Drug and Therapy Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.  This is a UKMI specialist centre for medicines in pregnancy and is part of the Specialist Pharmacy Service.

For this webinar, we asked you to send in your questions about the use of medicines in pregnancy and Paula incorporated these into her presentation. 

The recording will be available soon.  Please note that you will need to be logged in with your nhs email address to access this page.

The episodes include:

  • a brief introduction to teratology – how medicines can affect pregnancy outcomes
  • risk assessments
  • the principles that underpin prescribing in pregnancy
  • what resources are available to you
  • commonly asked questions.

Our recently launched SPS webpages Safety in Pregnancy are also highlighted. These have been designed to help you through the process of providing informed advice in a clinical area where there is often a lack of robust clinical evidence: the questions to ask, recommended resources, risk assessments, key principles and formulating advice.

Please contact the Admin Team if you have any questions.