Volume 25 (2016)

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Number Date Topics covered
01 March 2016
  • Update to Oxfordshire Adult Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines
  • Oxfordshire HRT formulary and treatment guidance
  • Prescribing of sip feeds for residents in care and nursing homes
  • Oxfordshire Solar Keratosis Primary Care Treatment Pathway
  • Antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinaemia – Guideline for identification, monitoring and management
  • Medication supply issues and price increases
  • DMARD Shared Care Protocols
  • Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems: prescribe by brand name
  • CHA2DS2-VASc score calculators on EMIS Web
  • Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for travel vaccines
  • AirFluSal Forspiro dry powder inhaler
02 May 2016
  • OUHFT supply of NOACs for acute VTE
  • Shared Care Protocol Update
  • Fosfomycin for resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • ISO Standards for Blood Glucose Meters
  • Diabetes Foot care
  • High strength, fixed combination and biosimilar insulin products
  • Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) – Sick day rules
  • Medication supply issues and price increases
03 October 2016
  • Generic Email Address for Queries
  • Buprenorphine Patches (Butec®)
  • Emollients – Cost Effective Replacements
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 1mg Tablets
  • Licensed Glycopyrronium bromide solution
  • Public Health England Publishes New Advice On Vitamin D
  • Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO) Update
    • Lipid Modification Guidance Update
    • Information Leaflet For Patients Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
    • Melatonin Shared Care Protocol
    • Dalteparin Guideline and Shared Care Protocol
    • Colesevelam for Bile Acid Malabsorption
    • Sacubitril Valsartan For Heart Failure
    • Vortioxetine (Brintellix) For Depression
    • Alfentanil And Ketamine
    • Ivermectin Cream For Rosacea
    • Skinnies Garments
  • ONPOS (Online Non-Prescription Ordering Service)
  • Scriptswitch
  • Medication supply issues
04 December 2016
  • Generic Email Address for Queries
  • Nystatin Dose Change
  • Type 2 Diabetes Blood Glucose Management in Adults – Primary Care Guideline
  • Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter
  • BD Viva Needles
  • Insulin Administration Patient Safety Alert
  • Stroke Prevention Audit Results
  • Oral Anticoagulation Information Booklets
  • OUHFT Medicines Information Leaflet Updates
  • Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone (GnRH) Analogues in Prostate Cancer
  • Liothyronine Prescribing in Primary Care
  • Prescribing of Antibiotics for Dental Prophylaxis
  • Medication Supply Issues
  • Calcium & Vitamin D Supplementation


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