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Healthcare professionals working in organisations that use Optum ScriptSwitch™ can now access publications from Keele’s Important News and Evidence Service. Please visit the Registration page to request access. Optum ScriptSwitch™ Users – if you have previously requested access please ensure you are logged in to view these publications.

Publications include:

  • Rapid Updates – concise summaries of new evidence or developments that relate to prescribing in primary care.
  • Monthly News Updates – summarising developments at NICE, NHS England and other organisations; also includes a drug update.

How to find publications: 

  • All publications to date are listed below.
  • Users can also use the search box above to look for content, e.g. by disease or drug name. Searching will also return National Prescribing Centre (NPC) archive materials, which have also been uploaded to this website.
  • Content has also been classified under the categories shown on the right hand side.

Disclaimer: Information correct at time of publication. The views expressed are Keele’s and may not reflect local prescribing guidance. External hyperlinks are provided as a convenience but are out of Keele’s control and do not constitute an endorsement by Keele.

Recent publications:

Older Publications:

All content displayed and/or linked to on this webpage that is dated prior to October 2016 (the “Content”) was produced by Keele University independent of Optum and pre-dates Optum’s partnership with The Centre for Medicines Optimisation at Keele University. Any and all views expressed in the Content are solely that of Keele University. In no event shall Optum be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the completeness, correctness, accuracy, or currentness of, content of (or omissions from), use of, reliance on, inability to use, or the resulting use of the Content, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theory.

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