CPD services for prescribers, linked to competency assessments and based around clear aims and measurable objectives.
Tailored support, online and in person
Other Prescribing Guidance
Rules for the sale, supply, and administration of medicines for specific healthcare professionals Published 1 January 2014
The Art and Science of Prescribing
Prescribing is not just about writing prescriptions
Our accountability as prescribers also covers taking a thorough history, respecting the patient’s choices, providing full information on the benefits and disadvantages of medicines, providing full information on the safe administration of medicines (to everyone involved), reviewing, reducing, and stopping medicines and any advice we give related to medicines.
In addition, there may be occasions where we need to be part of a (well-structured and documented) best interests decision making process or help protect a patient’s medicines regime when it is unusual (for example, off-label, low dose or high-dose) but has been proven to be the safest and most effective approach for that patient, providing they are fully informed of the risks & have chosen this option.
Here are some resources on some key topics:
Risk factors and red flags
Deprescribing and switching medicines
Useful vlogs and videos:
Oliver McGowan’s story (as presented at NICE):
‘Actions are needed around #prescribing practice related to allergies, sensitivities and adverse reactions to medicines, inter-disciplinary working, advance decisions, & Mental Capacity Act best interests’ decisions.’
Looking for evidence – some related links:
Evidence summaries search on the area you are looking for
The Care Right Now Speak Up For Learning model:
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Last updated: 04.04.2022
Author: Steve Turner
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