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Our Care Homes Newsletter is a quarterly publication for Residential and Nursing Homes and includes advice and guidance from our medicines management team.  Click on the link below to read the latest edition.

 

Care Homes Newsletter issue 5: Feb 2016 - Apr 2016        

  • Gluten free food
  • Food first and sip feeds reminder
  • Barrier films and creams
  • Controlled Drugs in care homes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Preparing for revalidation

 

No. 5 - February 2016 - April 2016
03 February 2016

Gluten free food - Food first and sip feeds reminder - Barrier films and creams - Controlled Drugs in care homes - Anaphylaxis - Preparing for revalidation

 
No. 4 - November 2015 - January 2016
11 December 2015
'Do you take it?' campaign - Barrier films and creams - Appliances on prescription - Over the counter (OTC) medication - Care home celebration event - Top Ten Winter tips - Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Falls event on 21 October
 
No. 3 - August - October 2015
17 September 2015
Patient safety alert - antimicrobial resistance - ‘Do you take it?’ campaign - Nursing home dressings order form - Over the counter (OTC) medication - Blood glucose testing strips - Medication Switches - Falls prevention - Care homes celebration event - Anaphylaxis Training - for nursing homes
 
No. 2 - May 2015
04 June 2015
Emollients OTC - Paracetamol campaign - Joint formulary - Care Home contract with GP Practices - Clinical Care Homes Manager - Barrier cream and emollient guidance - Wound care order form feedback - Training - "If it isn't good enough for my mother, it isn't good enough" Conference on 12 June - Nurse verification of expected death training on 16 June
 
No. 1 - February 2015
05 February 2015
Waste in Care Homes - Guidance on cost-effective prescribing of ostomy and continence products - Wound Care Products — Order Form - Anti-psychotic use and withdrawal in dementia - Homely Remedies Protocol - CCG Website - Influenza
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