Optimised prescribing of oral iron supplements for iron deficiency anaemia

Overview

Medicines in Practice is a series of evidence–based publications specifically designed to support stakeholder medicines optimisation services. The series aims to maximise health gains through the optimum use of medicines, by influencing and changing prescribing behaviour.

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is estimated to affect 3% of men and 8% of women in the UK. Treatment involves addressing the underlying cause, and replenishing iron stores through iron replacement therapy. This document aims to outline the updated recommendations on dosing of oral iron supplements for IDA and their basis. It w also includes advice on monitoring treatment response and duration of treatment and highlights the potential benefits of implementing the latest guidelines.

Oral Nutrition

Overview

This report looks at prescribing trends in primary care for Oral Nutrition at CCG and STP level with particular focus on Enteral Nutrition, Foods for Special Diets and Infant Feeds.

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Frequency

Annually

Data Period

April 2018 to March 2021

This report has been discontinued. If you would like an updated version of the report please contact us at nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net