Medicines Optimisation

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Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)

Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)We are doing a number of projects to improve the transfer of information about medicines between hospital, community pharmacy and GP's.  This will help people access the right support for help and advice ab... Find out more >


Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy simply means many medicines.  As we are living longer with more chronic and long-term diseases, it is becoming increasingly common for people to be prescribed many medicines – sometimes ten or more different types of medicines each da... Find out more >


PINCER

PINCER is an audit software package which helps GP practices review their patient caseloads and highlight patients who may be at risk of prescribing errors.  We are working to increase the number of practices who use PINCER and make prescribing sa... Find out more >


Safer use of Magnesium Sulfate injection in hospitals

Magnesium sulfate injection is used in critical or emergency situations such as when treating eclamptic seizures in pregnant women.The preparations that are generally used for the injections have to be diluted and this can be difficult to do accur... Find out more >


Self Administration of Insulin in Hospital

Around 50% of people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital require Insulin.  We are working to ensure that patients who wish to manage their diabetes independently while they are in hospital are able to do so.Many people with diabetes are tre... Find out more >


Repeat Dispensing

Electronic Repeat DispensingGeneral Practice currently faces unprecedented demand and significant challenges in the recruitment of GPs. Community pharmacy could support the management of people with multiple LTCs to a much greater extent than curr... Find out more >


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Medicines Optimisation Programme Autumn 2016 newsletter The Wessex AHSN Medicines Optimisation Programme has published its Autumn 2016 newsletter following a busy few months for the team.This edition cov...

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Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)

Transfers of Care Around Medicines (TCAM)We are doing a number of projects to improve the transfer of information about medicines between hospital, community pharmacy and GP's.  This will help peop...Read more >