NPC Archive Item: Providing support for dementia patients and carers

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working.   18 May 2011   Introduction In January 2011 the Department of Health released its better practice guide ‘Living well with dementia: A National Dementia Strategy Good Practice Compendium […]

NPC Archive Item: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working.   06 September 2010 Introduction In July 2010, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued its Rapid Response Report: Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs)1, making […]

NPC Archive Item: Use of NICE appraised medicines in the NHS

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 18 September 2009 A report from the NHS Information Centre assessed the variation in the use of 26 medicines positively approved by NICE in 13 technology appraisals. In 7 […]

NPC Archive Item: Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 29th July 2009 Introduction In July 2009 the guide Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning was published by NHS Employers as part of the implementation of the white paper, […]

NPC Archive Item: Developing Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments – A practical guide

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 28th July 2009 Introduction In July 2009 the guidance Developing Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments – a practical guide was published by NHS Employers in consultation with a range of stakeholders […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 28th July 2009

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Carl Dawood talks to Dr Christine Johnson, Primary Care Adviser for the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), about the work of the NPSA and specifically the Seven Steps to […]

NPC Archive Item: Health Checks from Community Pharmacy

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. In June 2009 the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), working collaboratively with the Department of Health’s Vascular Team and the Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Division, developed a national enhanced service […]