NPC Archive Item: Preventing fatalities from medication loading doses

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.   22 December 2010 Introduction In November 2010, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued a Rapid Response Report (RRR)1 with supporting information2 on ‘preventing fatalities from medication loading […]

NPC Archive Item: Evaluation of the Scale, Causes and Costs of Waste Medicines

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 December 2010 Introduction In November 2010 the final report of an independent study commissioned by the Department of Health was published; looking into the scale, causes and costs […]

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: Guidance for GP practices on achieving best value from the community pharmacy medicines use review service; and for the implementation of repeat dispensing

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. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Employers jointly published two pieces of guidance for GP practices in January 2009. These were ‘achieving best […]