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Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)

From 1 September 2016, NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group do not support the prescribing of ONS for residents in care homes, unless exclusion criteria applies as outlined in the policy. Residents with a poor intake should be commenced on homemade milkshakes and food first instead of ONS. A number of useful documents have been drawn up to assist care home staff with implementing the changes.


Medicines management team

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If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team on:

Tel.: 01473 770249

Care Homes Newsletter

Our Care Homes Newsletter is a quarterly publication for Residential and Nursing Homes and includes advice and guidance from our medicines management team.

No. 5 - February 2016 - April 2016
Wed, 03 Feb 2016
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No. 1 - February 2015
Tue, 12 Jan 2016
Waste in Care Homes - Guidance on cost-effective prescribing of ostomy and continence products - Wou...  more>
No. 3 - August - October 2015
Tue, 12 Jan 2016
Patient safety alert - antimicrobial resistance - ‘Do you take it?’ campaign - Nursing home dressing...  more>
No. 2 - May 2015
Tue, 12 Jan 2016
Emollients OTC - Paracetamol campaign - Joint formulary - Care Home contract with GP Practices - Cli...  more>
No. 4 - November 2015 - January 2016
Tue, 12 Jan 2016
'Do you take it?' campaign - Barrier films and creams - Appliances on prescription - Over the counte...  more>
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