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At the end of July 2023 NHSE published guidance titled “National medicines optimisation opportunities 2023/24”. This guidance describes the 16 national medicines optimisation opportunities for the NHS in 2023/24, and signposts to resources to help with their implementation. It recommends Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) choose at least five medicines optimisation opportunities to focus and deliver […]
Strategic Insight reports are designed to support strategic objectives and planning by Integrated Care System leaders. The aim of this report is to determine current prescribing patterns and prescribing costs of antidiabetic treatments across the ICBs in the North of England with a particular emphasis on SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 mimetics. This will enable organisations […]
The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the rapid increase in price of metformin 1g tablets over the last year, and to raise awareness of the difference in price of metformin 1g immediate release (IR) tablets compared with 500mg IR tablets. It considers the potential budget impact to primary care of prescribing metformin 1g […]
There are currently five dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (or gliptins) available in the UK for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are a number of differences between the DPP-4 inhibitors in terms of licensing, interactions, renal impairment dose adjustment, hepatic impairment dose adjustment, and cost. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare […]
Overview Evaluation reports aim to give objective information and guidance on medicines and medical devices to commissioners of health services, prescribers and others. They include efficacy, adverse effects, place in treatment and arrangements for prescribing. Insulin aspart Sanofi (Trurapi®▼) is the first biosimilar of insulin aspart (NovoRapid®). It is licensed for the treatment of diabetes […]
This publication highlights the variation in flash glucose monitoring prescribing, specifically Freestyle Libre, in people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Prescribing is considered both in terms of the percentage of unique people prescribed this type of monitoring system and also the prescribing volume in 19/20 relative to the NHS England (NHSE) National funding arrangements. […]
Semaglutide (Rybelsus®▼) is the first oral GLP1 receptor agonist (GLP1RA), for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Download the full review below to read more.
Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Several glucagon-like peptide receptor 1 agonists are marketed, with differences in licensing, formulation, and administration. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the characteristics of these […]
Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Several sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are marketed. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the characteristics of these medicines.