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news NEW: Guidance from the Department of Health regarding Hepatitis A : July 2017    
25/07/2017
   
news NEW: In Focus Document for eRD can be found here    
19/07/2017
   
news NEW: Stoma additional products formulary and guidance for prescribers Guidelines for the prescribing of Stoma additional products in Primary Care    
05/06/2017
   
news UPDATED April 2017: Updated statement regarding the prescribing of sterile dressing packs in primary care.    
31/05/2017
   
news NEW - Dorset letter to decline prescribing    
18/04/2017
   
news Now available : Acne Vulgaris - primary care treatment pathway     
21/03/2017
   
news Please see updated : Shared care guidelines for prescribing buccal midazolam (buccolam® or epistatus ®) in adults    
21/03/2017
   
news Summary of DMAG recommendations January 2017 AVAILABLE HERE    
24/02/2017
   
news Keep taking the tablets for January 2017 now published see link here    
07/02/2017
   
news See letter on : Levetiracetam containing products 100 mg/mL oral solution presentations: Risk of medication errors associated with overdose here    
24/01/2017
   
news Creon 40,000 UPDATE:available in limited quantities therefore should be restricted to those patients requiring more than 100,000 lipase units per meal or in those on lower doses where it is necessary to reduce pill burden    
03/01/2017
   
news Dry Eye Pathway - Now available     
23/12/2016
   
news DMAG November 2016 - Summary of recommendations can be accessed HERE    
23/12/2016
   
news Influenza Season 2016/17: Use of Antiviral Medicines, new information is available HERE    
22/12/2016
   
news Keep Taking the Tablets - November and December 2016 edition AVAILABLE HERE    
14/12/2016
   
news Dorset Guidance on Prescribing for Overseas Travel AVAILABLE HERE    
08/12/2016
   
news New - A Frequently Asked Questions regarding Low Molecular Weight Heparins document is now available    
05/12/2016
   
news December 2016 - Updated Shared Care Guideline is now available for Low Molecular Weight Heparins.     
05/12/2016
   
news Updated Urinary incontinence preferred products list ( as endorsed by Dorset CCG for acceptance on the pan Dorset formulary ) AVAILABLE HERE    
29/11/2016
   
news The Central Alert System (CAS) have issued the following information : NHS providers are warned of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge. This alert asks providers to ensure staff have access to appropriate equipment and training for administering insulin using a pen device. see link here for further information     
28/11/2016
   
news Summary of Urinary Incontinence Ammendments to formulary 2016  
03/11/2016
   
news October 2016 Edition of Keep Taking the Tablets is available here     
31/10/2016
   
news DMAG - Summary of recommendations September 2016 Available here     
21/10/2016
   
news NEW : statement on the prescribing of sterile dressing packs in primary care available here     
20/10/2016
   
news September Keep Taking the Tablets is now AVAILABLE HERE    
10/10/2016
   
news DMAG - July 2016 Summary of recommendations is now available here    
11/08/2016
   
news For information : Fentanyl sublingual tablets -Recivit® - have been withdrawn from the UK market     
05/08/2016
   
news NEW : Urticaria Pathway    
03/08/2016
   
news NEW : Primary care treatment of DVT (with NOAC) pathway Available here     
03/08/2016
   
news DOAC cards - Electronic version of Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) alert card is now available HERE    
03/08/2016
   
news New : Guidelines outlining the duty of care regarding drugs recommended by outpatient clinics avaiable here    
27/07/2016
   
news July 2016 Edition of Keep Taking the Tablets is now available here    
26/07/2016
   
news Discontinuation of Orphenadrine - please see chapter 4 section 9.2 for additional information     
15/07/2016
   
news Recent surveillance data from Public Health England indicates that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care should no longer prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza on an FP10 prescription form. See CAS alert for further information     
06/07/2016
   
news Controlled Drugs Update June 2016 Newsletter is available Here    
01/07/2016
   
news June 2016 Edition of Keep Taking the Tablets is now available :See here     
01/07/2016
   
news TRUEyou: Warning that a small number of batches may give incorrect low blood glucose results. People who have the affected batches should return them to the manufacturer Safety alert for some batches of TRUEyou test strips    
01/07/2016
   
news DMAG Annual Report 2015 / 2016 is now available HERE    
24/06/2016
   
news DMAG - May 2016 Recommendation Summary is now available here    
17/06/2016
   
news Update : Climagest ® and Climavel ® have both been discontinued . (June 2016)    
13/06/2016
   
news Provision of IUD devices (intrauterine devices) fitted in Dorset Acute Hospitals and Community Services There is provision in the contracts for the funding of IUDs fitted by Obstetrics / Gynaecology and Family Planning Services in Dorset Trusts. Therefore under no circumstances should women be referred to their own GPs for a prescription (for an intrauterine device) to bring into the allocated Trust or Service for fitting.     
09/06/2016
   
news May 2016 Edition of Keep Taking the tablets is now available here    
06/06/2016
   
news A batch of Epistatus (midazolam) 10mg in 1ml Oromucosal Solution (Special Products Limited) is being recalled due to the wrong size of neck adaptor in some bottles, meaning the oral syringes supplied will not fit. Further details are available by clicking on the link. Note Buccolam® syringes are unaffected. Epistatus batch recall    
25/05/2016
   
news The April 2016 edition of Keep Taking the Tablets is now available via this link     
11/05/2016
   
news Prescriptions for Haloperidol 50mg/1ml ampoules (depot injection for schizophrenia) have been generated in error, when it had been intended for Haloperidol 5mg/1mlsolution ampoules (for nausea and vomiting) to be prescribed. See link for additional information     
06/05/2016
   
news The Department of Health has issued a letter warning of increased levels of influenza virus activity and providing advice round the use of anti-viral medication. Full details are available by clicking on the link. (DoH Letter)    
08/01/2016
   
news There are potential shortages of Insuman Basal and Insuman Comb 25 as a result of manufacturing problems. Advice on managing patients using these products is contained in a letter from the manufacturer. Supply issues are expected to be resolved by July 2016. Letter from Sanofi to healthcare professionals    
06/01/2016
   
news For GPs - there is a free workshop available on "Optimising the use of Antipsychotic medication and non-pharmacological treatment for people with dementia" . For further information pleaee email erin.poyner@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk     
24/12/2015
   
news Prescribers are asked to be aware of potential shortages in supply of pioglitazone and should note advice from UK Medicines Information UKMI guidance around pioglitazone shortages    
07/12/2015
   
news UPDATE : There has been joint statement from the BNF, UKMI and NPPG following the identification of dosing errors in BNF 70 and the new edition of the BNF for Children 2015-2016. To view this statement go to www.bnf.org/news    
02/12/2015
   
news It has been recognised nationally that the recently distributed editions of the BNF70 and the cBNF 2015-16, contain a number of errors. We encourage all prescribers to use the previous edition of the BNF (editions 68/69) A list of errors identified to date can be found at :BNF link here     
19/11/2015
   
news NEW - Information regarding Delaying menstruation during holidays    
29/09/2015
   
news Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) - Recommendation summary for May 2015 available here    
04/09/2015
   
news Dorset Medicines Advisory Group (DMAG) annual report for 2014 / 2015 is available to view via this link    
04/09/2015
   
news New NOAC's in a nutshell . a concise guide    
07/08/2015
   
news New guidance available : for prescribing contraceptives for girls under 16 years    
22/06/2015
   
news Immunosuppressants - From the middle of April, the Renal department at Dorset County Hospital will routinely stop giving/sending FP10’s to patients to obtain their immunosuppression from their local community Pharmacy as they will be going through a homecare provider. If a patient needs an urgent dose change or supply, FP10s will still be used. The drugs this will mainly affect are tacrolimus (Adoport), mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid (Myfortic), sirolimus (Rapamune) and ciclosporin (Neoral). For any queries please go to chapter 8.2.2 Corticosteroids and other immunosupressants for contact details.     
07/05/2015
   
news *NEW* Updated version of primary care antibiotic guideline available (link)    
16/04/2015
   
news The Dorset Formulary is now available as a FREE app for both iOS and Android and can be downloaded via WiFi or 3G. Please note that the linked files, i.e. commissioning statements and shared care guidance must be downloaded via a WiFi connection (due to potential device data charges the downloaded files are switched off over 3G). A brief guide can be found here    
10/04/2015
   
news To ensure that the Lyrica® pain patent is not infringed, all prescriptions for pregabalin for pain indications must be prescribed by brand. Link to NHS England guidance    
02/03/2015
   
news Summary of recommendations from the January 2015 meeting of Dorset Medicines Advisory Group    
12/02/2015
   
news Patient safety alert on harm from use of low molecular weight heparins when contraindicated: Stage One warning from NHS England    
22/01/2015
   
news The most recent surveillance data indicate that there is now a substantial likelihood that people presenting with an influenza-like illness are infected with an influenza virus. GPs may now prescribe at NHS expense, antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza, in accordance with NICE guidance. Refer to advice from the Chief Medical Officer.    
16/01/2015
   
news Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Recall of all oral diclofenac presentations with legal status ‘P’ Tablets containing diclofenac will be available only as a Prescription Only Medicine (POM) from 15th January 2015. Topical formulations containing diclofenac will continue to be available without a prescription.     
14/01/2015
   
news ALL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NHS England has published a Patient Safety Alert around the risks of serious harm from accidental ingestion of potassium permanganate solutions. LINK    
23/12/2014
   
news MHRA Drug Safety Update (December 2014). Link    
19/12/2014
   
news For up to date information on GSK shortages, please check via following link GSK'S medicines and vaccines supply availability    
17/12/2014
   
news Some GSK steroid-containing creams will be limited during November and December 2014 (e.g. Betnovate, Dermovate, Eumovate, Trimovate etc). Generic versions of betamethasone, clobetasol and clobetasone ointment are available, although supplies may be limited. Avoid using clobetasone CREAM during supply issues. Refer to formulary for alternatives (chapter 13) Dorset Dermatology Formulary    
05/11/2014
   
news MHRA Drug Safety Update Oct 14: Interferon, Dexamethasone, Basiliximab, new Drug-Driving offence    
27/10/2014
   

 

 

 

 


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