Medicines for Children

The Patient Safety Group was delighted to welcome Andy Fox from Medicines for Children, to a recent meeting. The project which is jointly run by the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) WellChild and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG), provides practical and accurate information on paediatric medicines, addressing the issues which … Continue reading Medicines for Children

Pregabalin guidance

Pregabalin is predominantly used in the treatment of epilepsy and for anxiety disorders. It can be misused either through overuse of the prescribed amount, or through recreational use. In the last few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of people being prescribed Pregabalin and sadly the number of deaths caused by … Continue reading Pregabalin guidance

Safer modification of food and drink

In June 2018, NHS improvement, the British Dietetic Association and the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists issued a Patient Safety Alert regarding the use of food thickening (or texture modifying) products for people with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). There have been a number of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) … Continue reading Safer modification of food and drink