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.  […]

NPC Archive Item: Three new medicines management NPC floors now available

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. Three new floors are now available on NPC in the medicines management section. These floors contain a number of learning resources including: Learning objectives with NHS KSF links Five […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 21st May 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 Charlotte Dowling, Primary Care Contracting Adviser for the East of England, about developments within World Class Commissioning and pharmaceutical services. [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/mm_may09.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the NPC […]

NPC Archive Item: Primary Care & Community Services: Improving Pharmaceutical Services

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 March 2009 by the Department of Health and NHS Primary Care Contracting, the PrimaryCare&CommunityServices:  Improving pharmaceutical services guide provides practical advice on how PCTs can assess their […]

NPC Archive Item: Resources relating to Better Care, Better Value indicators

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. 9th April 2009 The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has recently released four Better Care, Better Value Indicators (BCBV) relating to prescribing. NPC includes resources which will help […]

NPC Archive Item: Patient Safety First – The How-to Guide for Measurement for Improvement

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 Published in March 2009 by Patient Safety First, The How-to Guide for Measurement for Improvement stresses the importance of demonstrating whether changes lead to genuine improvement with particular […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 17th March 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 Chris Town, a former PCT Chief Executive, and Richard Seal, Programme Consultant in Medicines Management at NHS West Midlands, about developments within medicines management and […]