NPC Archive Item: Study highlights the social complexity of GP repeat prescribing

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. 5 May 2011 An ethnographic case study of four GP practices found that repeat prescribing was a complex, technology-supported social practice, requiring collaboration between administrative staff and clinicians, with […]

NPC Archive Item: Improving medication safety for people in care homes

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. 13 September 2011 Summary In July 2011 the learning report from the Health Foundation project ‘Making care safer – Improving medication safety for people in care homes: thoughts and […]

NPC Archive Item: FDA concludes that A2RAs don’t increase the risk of cancer

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. 20 July 2011 An FDA meta-analysis of 31 randomised controlled trials found that treatment with an angiotensin-2 receptor antagonist (A2RA) does not increase the risk of cancer. Level of […]