Tag Archives: Medicines Optimisation

National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on Psychotropic Medication (HQIP / RCP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and Royal College of Psychiatrists have published a spotlight audit on the use of psychotropic medicines in the care of people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. Psychotropic medication may … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement: Strategies Needed to Reduce Preventable Patient Harm (NIHR Signal / BMJ / Future Healthcare Journal / WHO)

Summary A recent review found that around 6% patients in healthcare settings (internationally) experience potentially preventable harm; with approximately 1 in 8 such cases resulting in severe harm, permanent disability or death​ “Six types of patient harm were identified: drug … Continue reading

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NICE Update on Antipsychotics for People With Dementia (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has again updated their summary of evidence on the use (or withdrawal) of antipsychotics for people living with dementia. This document is not a formal NICE guideline. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment of Agitation in Persons With Dementia (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pharmaceutical treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia has been performed. Regarding the efficacy and treatment acceptability of these medications, it is reported that: “Risperidone, SSRIs as a class and Dextromethorphan / Quinidine demonstrated … Continue reading

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Update to Evidence on Antipsychotics in People With Dementia (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an updated summary of the evidence on safer use (or withdrawal) of antipsychotics for people living with dementia. This document is not a formal NICE guideline. Full Text … Continue reading

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Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia-Related Agitation: Including a Brief Analysis of the Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatments (Translational Psychiatry)

Summary A recently published literature review evaluates the best available evidence on the effectiveness of various non-pharmacological interventions for reducing dementia-related agitation. The author also briefly addresses current viewpoints on balancing the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy in the management … Continue reading

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The Latest CQC State of Care Report (BBC News / CQC / File on Four)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) annual State of Care report assesses the overall status of health and social care in England. The head of the CQC has alleged that parts of the NHS and social care may soon be … Continue reading

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Scoping the Potential Role(s) of Community Pharmacists in Medication Management for Community-Dwelling People With Dementia (Health Expectations)

Summary A new article has appeared on the roles for community pharmacists in assisting people with dementia dwelling in the community, their informal carers – and health and social care professionals more widely – in achieving safer and more effective … Continue reading

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