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Medicines Safety Portal link added to Useful Links - 27/08/2020

    
27/08/2020
   
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CCOMS Dressing Formulary added - 25/06/2020

    
25/06/2020
   
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Continence Appliance (Community) Formulary Added - now available for download - 16/06/2020

    
16/06/2020
   
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News - Ranitidine Medicine Supply Notification - 11/05/2020

    
11/05/2020
   
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MIMS Drug Shortages Live Tracker link added to "Useful Links" - 04/05/2020

    
04/05/2020
   
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Policy Update: Evaluation of erectile dysfunction - 01/05/2020

    
01/05/2020
   
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Guidance Added - Sexual Health COVID-19 Communication to Primary Care IoW - 04/08/2020

    
08/04/2020
   
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We recommend that you review your stock holding of these items, if possible.

https://www.cebm.net/rapidly-managing-pneumonia-in-older-people-during-a-pandemic/

Early use of antibiotics in older adults
Non-response to initial antimicrobial therapy increases mortality, and so the initial selection of antimicrobials is critical. According to NICE, to cover atypical and multiple pathogens in older patients with pneumonia and at risk of severe complications, the recommended choices of antibiotics in the community are:

Amoxicillin with 500 mg 3 times a day (higher doses can be used – see BNF) for 5 days
Clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day for 5 days

 

Alternative oral antibiotics for penicillin allergy, if the pneumonia is of moderate-intensity; treatment should be guided by microbiological results when available
Doxycycline or 200 mg on the first day, then 100 mg once a day for a further 4 days (5‑day course in total)
Clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day for 5 days

Mel Stevens, IOW NHS Trust Anti-Microbial Pharmacist and Emily McNaughton, Microbiologist support this advice.

    
20/03/2020
   
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Guidance Added - CCG PGDs - 19/03/2020

    
19/03/2020
   
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Updated Guidance Added - IW CCG Emollient Guidelines - 18/03/2020

    
18/03/2020
   
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Addition - ExCetra cream added first line in 13.02.01 Rich Cream Leave on Emollients - 10/03/2020

    
10/03/2020
   
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Guidance Updated - Opioid pathway and equianalagesic documents updated - 28/02/2020

    
28/02/2020
   
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Information Added - Newly licensed melatonin products available - 27/02/2020

    
27/02/2020
   
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Guidance Added - Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy: Recommendations on Screening - 27/02/2020

 

    
27/02/2020
   
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Lohmann-Rauscher Compression Therapy useful forms - 18/02/2020

    
18/02/2020
   
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User Guide Added - IOW Hosiery CCOM guide added to Formaulry front page Quick Links - 18/02/2020

    
18/02/2020
   
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Newsletter - The Jan/Feb MOT GP Newsletter is available here - 05/02/2020

    
05/02/2020
   
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Policy Added - IW CCG Specialist Reccomendation Drugs Policy - 28/01/2020

    
28/01/2020
   
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Guidance Added - Safer Opioid Prescribing - 23/01/2020

    
23/01/2020
   
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Guidance Added - NICE TA607 - Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease - 22/01/2020

 

    
22/01/2020
   
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The Pharmacy First formulary is now live here - 14/01/2020

    
14/01/2020
   

 

 

 

 


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