Tag Archives: Management of Medicines

Immovable Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices in Care Homes? (BMJ Open)

Summary Incredible as it may seem, and contrary to years of high-level campaigning plus the circulation of awareness raising reports and guidelines, antipsychotic prescribing in long-term residential care in England did not, in fact, decline measurably during the four years … Continue reading

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Barriers and Challenges in Discharge Planning (QNI / BBC News)

Summary The following report from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) summarises known barriers and challenges which can prevent effective discharge from hospitals. Case studies illustrating best practice are supplied, along with recommendations. Full Text Link Reference Pellett, C. (2016). Discharge … Continue reading

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Patient Transfers / Hospital Discharge Guideline (SCIE / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new national guideline entitled “Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs (NG27)”. This guideline covers patient transitions … Continue reading

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Any Town Toolkit: NHS England’s Modelling Toolkit for CCGs (NHS England)

Summary The “Any Town” Toolkit is a high-level health system modelling toolkit provided by NHS England to assist CCGs in determining which interventions might best improve their local health services (ideally whilst saving money). It is intended to help commissioners … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Week: Thinking Ahead (UKMi)

Summary This edition of Thinking Ahead, from UK Medicines Information  (UKMi), has been written for Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 25th 2013. Full Text Link (MS Word format). Reference Hall, J. (2013). Thinking Ahead: Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything. … Continue reading

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Resources to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia (UKMi / East & South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services)

Summary This document assembles a collection of resources to support primary and secondary care pharmacists in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics for patients showing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The resources are based on the “Medicines Use … Continue reading

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CQC’c Market Report, Issue 1: June 2012 (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The first Care Quality Commission (CQC) quarterly market report outlines the results of their inspection work. It provides a summary of the number of inspections carried out, where, what was found and the extent to which government standards are met … Continue reading

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