Volume 24 (2015)

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Number Date Topics covered
01 January 2015
  • Guidance for Management of Acute Diarrhoea in Primary Care
  • Malmefene for reucing alcohol consumption in people with alcohol dependence.
  • Fluenz Tetra vaccine for children
  • Hyperlinks and CCG intranet
  • Primary Care Prescribing dashboard
02 February 2015
  • Updated CCG Lipid modification guidelines
  • Oral Diclofenac Reclassified as POM
  • Dalteparin in Pregnancy
  • Patients Safety Alert: Harm from using low molecular weight heparins when contraindicated
  • Switching from Vitamin K antagonist to a Novel Oral Antocoagulant (NOAC) amd vice-versa
  • High dose vitamin D products
  • Ticagrelor- stop date reminder
  • Potassium permanganate: Patient Safety alert
  • Updated share care protocols
  • Wound care products
  • Price increase and medicine supply issues
  • Updated Urinary tract infection (UTI) Guidance
03 March 2015
  • Investigation and management of vaginal discharge in adult women
  • Pipothiazine depot discontinuing- alternatives
  • Advice for prescribers on the risk of the misuse of Pregabalin and Gabapentin
  • Retrospective prescriptions
  • OUH Haemophilia- Thrombosis website address
  • Oral Nutrition Suppliments (ONS)- reminder
  • Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services; change of provider to Turning Point
04 June 2015
  • Management of over active bladder
  • Type 2 diabetes prescribing update
  • Melatonin prescribing in primary care- reminder
  • Prescribing of budesonide/formoterol combination inhalers
  • COPD management in Primary Care- New Guidance
  • Modified release Galantamine- choice of product
  • Legislative changes to prescription writing
05 September 2015
  • Seasonal Influenza Programme- claiming for vaccines
  • High strength, fixed combination and bio- similar insulin products
  • MHRA warning- Accu check mobile meter and mobile Accu check cassette may give false readings
  • Risk of diabetics ketoacidosis during treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors.
  • Prescribing to care and nursing homes.
  • MDS Dispensing in the community
06 October 2015
  • Oral Nutritional Supplement Prescriptions for Care Homes
  • Updated Guidance – Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non Cancer Pain
  • Medication supply issues and price increases
  • Patient leaflet giving advice on a suggested trial of stopping overactive bladder drugs
  • MHRA Drug Safety Update –Mirabegron: risk of severe hypertension and associated cerebrovascular and cardiac events
  • Guidelines for acute and prophylactic treatments in migraine
  • Melatonin – An Update
  • Specialist antibiotics – linezolid and fosfomycin
  • Prednisolone 1mg/ml oral solution (prednisolone Dompe) 5ml single dose units
  • Acute Kidney Injury – Medicine Sick Day Rules Patient Cards
07 December 2015
  • Type 2 diabetes insulin guidance (updated)
  • New insulin products
  • New GLP1 agonist products
  • SGLT2i risk management
  • NICE type 2 diabetes guidance
  • Insulin safety recommendations


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