Volume 12- 2021

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Issue 9- Sept 2021 HSCB Invests in Technology Solution to Enhance Medicines Optimisation; New: Drug monitoring tool on SPS website; Deprescribing: Vitamins (excluding Vitamin D) in Adults; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 8- Aug 2021 Muscle relaxants ‘ineffective’ for low back pain; Caution: drug formulation changes; Deprescribing: bisphosphonates; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 7- July 2021 NI Formulary — Pregabalin Removed (Neuropathic Pain; Deprescribing: Opioids; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
PCE bulletin 2021/2022 Download
GLP 1 Mimetics Supplement - June 2021 Download
Issue 6- June 2021 Cost-Effective Choices update: Combodart®; Sign up: MHRA Drug Safety updates; Pregabalin and reports of severe respiratory depression; Reminder: Travelling with controlled drugs (CDs); NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 5- May 2021 Legal obligations regarding monitoring and review of all CDs prescribed; Flippin’ Pain - Resources to help people manage their chronic pain; New addition to Cost effective choices list: Nortriptyline 50mg tablets →2 x 25mg tablets; Aquacel: Removal from NI Drug Tariff; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Tacrolimus Supplement - May 2021 Download
Issue 4- April 2021 ACP workshops — Antimicrobial stewardship in a socially-distanced primary care; Correct storage instructions for denosumab (Prolia®) injection; Monitored dosage systems (MDS) —Communicating medicines changes effectively; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 3- March 2021 Care with prescribing and dispensing high doses of opioids; Held medication errors; Alimemazine prescribing in primary care; Managed Entry Decisions Download