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The batches shown in Table 1 of Targocid 200 mg powder for injection/infusion or oral solution are being recalled immediately by Sanofi UK. This is due to out of specification results for bacterial...

The question of social prescribing

A new review, published in the BMJ Open (Kiely et al, 2022), found that there is...


Day 1: #daptomycin was discovered in the late 1980s, when Streptomyces roseoporus bacteria was isolated from a Turkish soil sample. Adverse effects led to delays in clinical trials...

Smoking cessation support and treatment services

In 2021, the British Thoracic Society (BTS, 2022) carried out a national audit of the management of tobacco dependency in acute care trusts, following previous audits in 2019 and 2016. The audit...

Serotonin and depression

George Winter discusses the role of serotonin when deciding how to treat depression and how new papers are now disputing the role in plays and whether antidepressants are even the correct treatment...

Polypharmacy and the older adult

This review of the literature published in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology aimed to elucidate the scale of the issue in a population of older adult patients with cancer and to discuss the...

Non-medical midwifery prescribing of an antiemetic for a glucose tolerance test: a case study

The Calgary-Cambridge model was chosen to assess this case study because it was the most structured, practical, patient-centred model and it allows a way to close the session when compared to the...

The influence of non-medical prescribers on antimicrobial stewardship: a national evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prescribing of antibiotics by non-medical prescribers in England in 2020 (part 2)

Prescribing data for antibiotics prescribed by NMPs in primary care and dispensed in the community was obtained from NHS Business Services Authority and the regulating bodies for the professions with...

How to relate progestogen-only pill guidance to clinical practice

There will soon be four different POPs available in the UK. Most clinicians will be familiar with the desogestrel (DSG) 75 µg POP and the two ‘traditional’ POPs, levonorgestrel (LNG) 30 µg and...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

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Following the publication of final draught National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on 23 September 2022, approximately 1500 people aged 12 years and older with melanoma are...

Drug Breakdown: sildenafil (Viagra)

With the help of Prescribing and Therapeutics Training Ltd and the Journal of Prescribing Practice, you can earn your 1-hour CPD certificate .

New research on treating obesity through medical and behavioural intervention

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the results of a study examining the efficacy of tirzepatide—a novel glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1...

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Podiatrist's prescribing practice

This paper, published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, is a review of progress made in independent prescribing in the UK (Fitzpatrick and Borthwick, 2022). Its publication marks the 10-year...

A Scottish university prescribing team's experiences and reflections during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created a major paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning occurred in addition to wider social, health and well-being implications (Douglas et al, 2020). The speed...

Using the British National Formulary app to support safe prescribing: a practical guide

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices (BNF Publications, 2022a)..

The influence of non-medical prescribers on antimicrobial stewardship: a national evaluation of the prescribing of antibiotics by non-medical prescribers in England from 2016 to 2021 (part 1)

Retrospective data regarding NMP numbers and antibiotic prescriptions in primary care settings in England and dispensed in the community, from January 2016 to January 2021, were collated, to show...

Drug breakdown: Penthrox

With the help of Prescribing and Therapeutics Training Ltd and the Journal of Prescribing Practice, you can earn your 1-hour CPD certificate

Drug updates: August

Following a deal with the manufacturer of Dexcom One, patients with type 1 diabetes in England are now eligible for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). Until recently, the only CGMs widely available...

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Prescribing in physiotherapy

The aim of this piece of research, published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (advanced online ahead of October 2022 publication) was to establish how musculoskeletal advanced...

For what ages should blood pressure medications be recommended?

The Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists' Collaboration (2021a) reported from their large-scale study that a 5 mmHg reduction of systolic blood pressure reduced the risk of major cardiovascular...

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