Volume 7 – 2016

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Urinary incontinence supplement Urinary Incontinence Download
Issue12 - Dec 16 Minimising the Risk of Medication Errors with High Strength Insulin Products; When to Prescribe Mucolytics? Pain Toolkit Workshops — Dates for Your Diary; NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 11 - Nov 16 Prescribe Metformin Cost Effectively; Methocarbamol – Are You Prescribing Appropriately? Drugs Unsuitable for Treatment of Insomnia; Did You Know…? NICE Guidance — NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry decisions Download
Antimicrobial Supplement - Oct 16 25% Antibiotic Reduction in local GP Practice; Will reducing antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections (RTIs) have any impact on patient safety?If a decision is made to prescribe, which antibiotic should I select?Antibiotic prescribing: How does your practice compare to your colleagues locally? Download
Issue 10 - Oct 16 Tacrolimus - Take Care!Review Repeat Antihistamines; Interaction Reminder: Tramadol, SSRIs and other Antidepressants; NICE Guidance - NI Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 9 - Sep 16 Nutrition Formulary chapter published; NSAIDs: avoid in chickenpox; Tar pomade — choose correct formulation; New NICE guidance; Managed Entry decisions Download
Issue 8 - Aug 16 Latest Cost-Effective Choices; Wipe Out Medicine Waste; Caution: Interactions with Gabapentinoids; NICE Guidance — Northern Ireland Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
GI Supplement - July 16 Meetings with local gastroenterologists; PPIs: a growing problem; PPIs: missed opportunities for potential efficiencies; Omeprazole suspension; Twice daily PPIs – don’t forget to review and step-down / off; PPIs prescribed for gastroprotection; PPIs and risk of C. Difficile; Probiotics – when can I prescribe on NHS?Cost-effective choices in gastrointestinal prescribing Download
Issue 7 - Jul 16 Helping to Promote Best Practice: Lipid Management Pathway for Northern Ireland ; High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Safety Information for Adults; NICE Guidance — Northern Ireland Service Notifications; Managed Entry Decisions Download
Issue 6 - Jun16 Eye Formulary chapter published; How to access the Renal Drug Handbook; Licensed demeclocycline back in stock ; Supply of baby milk on Facebook; NICE guidance — NI endorsements; Managed Entry Decisions Download