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.

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This month’s edition focuses on the budget impact of methylphenidate modified release tablet choice, the effect of price concessions on prescribing budgets, and changes to the shingles vaccination programme. It also includes another in the series of “Meet the Team” where you can get to know the people behind the work we do. There is also information on serious shortage protocols, some key medicines availability, new and updated NICE guidance, and UK product launches.

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