Monthly Horizon Scanning Report – November 2023

Monthly horizon scanning reports are designed to inform the NHS about new products, significant changes to product licenses, significant new guidance, and decisions that have been made by recognised bodies. 

This information is produced for use by NHS healthcare professionals. 

Thresholds & barriers to uptake of Electronic Repeat Dispensing – RPS Conference 2023

This poster was first presented at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, November 2023 in London. It investigates whether there are thresholds at which barriers to uptake of electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) present themselves in primary care, and whether the difficulties are drug-specific or require change to prescription management processes.

Stakeholders can also see our previous work on eRD: Electronic repeat dispensing: Understanding the prescribing population & initial barriers to uptake.

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Access the abstract in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice,

Effect of social prescribing on medicines use in primary care – CPC North 2023

This poster was presented at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress North, November 2023 in Manchester. It was previously presented at the Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative in July 2023. It investigates the impact of social prescribing on primary care prescribing of medicines in practices with a high level of deprivation; find the poster and abstract below.

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Impact of deprivation on primary care prescribing by AWARE category – CPC North 2023

This poster was presented at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress North, November 2023 in Manchester. It was previously presented at the Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative in July 2023. It investigates the impact of deprivation on antimicrobial prescribing; find the poster and abstract below.

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Monthly Horizon Scanning Report – November 2022

Monthly horizon scanning reports are designed to inform the NHS about new products, significant changes to product licenses, significant new guidance, and decisions that have been made by recognised bodies. 

This information is produced for use by NHS healthcare professionals. 

This publication was updated in December 2022 to correct the commissioning position of fostamatinib.

Prescribing Update Newsletter – November 2021

Prescribing support newsletters aim to inform readers of work done by the unit and work in progress, to help tailor local work plans and highlight any ‘topical’ issues in prescribing or medicines management.

If you have any suggestions for future topics for the newsletter, then please contact nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

This month’s edition covers the transformation of the SPS, the new SPS Medicines Availability Tool, and SPS publications, discontinuation of the Intal asthma inhaler, and the new NTAG Website. It also continues a series of spotlight articles on one of the types of RDTC stakeholder level report; this month takes a look at Monthly Horizon Scanning Document.

Monthly Formulary Amendments – November 2021

Monthly Formulary Amendments Documents list any NICE Technology Appraisals, NICE Guidelines, RMOC Guidance, MHRA Drug Safety Updates, and National Patient Safety Alerts published in the previous calendar month which may have an impact on local formularies and guidelines.  This document is for APCs, and formulary committees to ensure formularies remain up to date, and in line with latest NICE guidance and safety information.

It includes a suggested formulary position for APCs/Formulary Committees, together with a summary of any financial/commissioning implications. The purpose of the document is to support consistent decision making by APCs.

This information is produced for use by NHS healthcare professionals and RDTC stakeholders.

Monthly Horizon Scanning Report – November 2021

Monthly horizon scanning reports are designed to inform the NHS about new products, significant changes to product licenses, significant new guidance, and decisions that have been made by recognised bodies

This information is produced for use by NHS healthcare professionals. 

Prescribing Update Newsletter – November 2020

Prescribing support newsletters aim to inform readers of work done by the unit and work in progress, to help tailor local work plans and highlight any ‘topical’ issues in prescribing or medicines management.

If you have any suggestions for future topics for the newsletter, then please contact nuth.nyrdtc.rxsupp@nhs.net

Monthly Horizon Scanning Report – November 2020