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 […]

NPC Archive Item: NPSA Review of patient safety for children and young people

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. Published in June 2009 by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), the review of patient safety for children and young people highlights some of the patient safety issues for […]

NPC Archive Item: Maximising Health Gain through 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. Introduction In May 2009 the Company Chemists’ Association, National Pharmacy Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, NHS Alliance, and Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies […]

NPC Archive Item: NAO report: Prescribing Savings in 2008

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. Introduction The National Audit Office (NAO) has recently published calculations of savings in four therapeutic areas, due to changes in prescribing patterns (rather than changing prices for medicines) 1.  […]