Tag Archives: Medicines Management

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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Funding Available to NHS Hospitals for Digital Excellence (NHS England / Nuffield Trust)

Summary NHS England is offering NHS hospital Trusts over £100 million funding to create centres of global digital excellence and explore better use of digital technology in health. Twenty-six selected trusts are invited to bid for up to £10 million … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nuffield Trust, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest, Wolverhampton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2014 (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This is Parkinson’s Awareness Week (April 7th – 13th 2014), which presents an opportunity for people to become involved, and to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and about the activities of Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s Disease: Information for Community Pharmacists … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Community Care, In the News, Integrated Care, National, Parkinson's Disease, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parkinson’s Disease: Information for Hospital Pharmacists (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This brief guide from Parkinson’s UK has been released for hospital pharmacists (and other healthcare professionals) as an aid to improve awareness and education about the condition. This booklet is aimed at hospital pharmacists, but another guide for community … Continue reading

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NICE Guideline SC1: Managing Medicines in Care Homes (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published the guideline “Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)”, which provides recommendations for good practice on the systems and processes for managing medicines in care homes. This guideline applies … Continue reading

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Fixed-Dose Combination of Memantine Extended Release and Donepezil for Alzheimer’s Disease: Licensing Application Submitted to FDA (Biospace Inc.)

Summary A new drug application has been submitted to the FDA (in the United States) for a fixed-dose combination of memantine extended release and donepezil for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease dementia. “Using the two drugs together … Continue reading

Posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prevention of Delirium in Older People in Institutional Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database)

Summary Older people in institutional long-term care (LTC) are at high risk of delirium, which is a risk factor for admission to hospital, and is associated with development of dementia, mortality and high healthcare costs. This systematic review the examines … Continue reading

Posted in Delirium, Falls, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Pharmacological Treatments, Systematic Reviews, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Depression, Diagnosis, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Developing NICE Standards for Social Care (Department of Health)

Summary As a result of a consultation exercise during 2013, five topics have been identified for formal referral to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Falls: regaining independence for older people after a fall. Care and support of … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Department of Health, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, NICE Guidelines, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment