Clinical information/Prescribing

NEWT guidelines for administration of medication to patients with enteral feeding tubes or swallowing difficulties

Please see below new passwords for the CCG’s subscription to NEWT guidelines: Link:                       http://access.newtguidelines.com Username:             hovercraft Password:              milkshake Level of access:     CCG staff and GP practices    

Clinical information/Prescribing

National policy on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

Shropshire CCG is adopting the new national policy on stopping prescribing of certain drugs considered to be of low clinical value. I am attaching the information sent to practices around this, with details of which drugs this applies to and recommended actions to be taken. Although locums are unlikely to (Continue Reading)

Clinical information/Prescribing

Shropshire Community Antibiotic Policy 2017

I’m attaching the latest updated guidelines for community antibiotic prescribing in Shropshire, issued in December. You might particularly like to note the updated guidance on prescribing in UTIs. Reflecting local and national antibiotic resistance patterns, nitrofurantoin is now first line antibiotic of choice, including in the elderly, unless eGFR is (Continue Reading)