News

LactMed database April 2019 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new free database on drugs and breastfeeding called LactMed. This database is part of TOXNET and can be searched together with the other TOXNET... Read More →
NHS England publishes details of plans for specialised services March 2019 NHS England has published details of its priorities for prescribed specialised services for the coming year. Specialised services are those provided in relatively few hospitals, accessed by... Read More →
Maternal use of antidepressants may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes February 2019 A recent article discusses the outcomes of research looking into possible links between use of maternal antidepressants and childhood obesity and diabetes. Read More →
Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression February 2019 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has issued a guideline for the non-pharmaceutical management of depression. It provides an assessment of, and presents the evidence base for,... Read More →
Clinical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic November 2018 Providers wrote approximately 4.45 billion opioid prescriptions in 2016—with wide variation across states. In addition, an almost 1.8 million Americans, aged 12 or older, either abused or were... Read More →
5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 September 2018 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
Pharmaceutical Needs Information Pack September 2018 Publication supports local authority health and wellbeing boards to develop and update pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs).

Each health and wellbeing board (HWB) must assess needs for... Read More →
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines September 2018 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed consensus statement aimed at reducing patient addiction to medicines such... Read More →
Vaccine programmes protecting against meningococcal disease July 2018 NHS England and Public Health England have published two letters to healthcare professionals confirming details of the Men ACWY and Men B vaccination programmes to begin from late Summer 2015. From... Read More →
JCVI summary on the number of doses of flu vaccine for children June 2018 The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) summary provides advice on the number of doses of flu vaccine that children should be offered depending on:

• their age
• whether... Read More →

Resources

Consult by Univadis. March 2019 Consult by Univadis is the must-have app for UK healthcare professionals. It provides instant and free access to essential...
Clinical Pain Advisor. March 2019 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
MDCalc the best online medical calculator February 2019 MDCalc began life as an EM resident’s WordPress site in 2005 and today is a highly-rated resource for practicing physicians...
Anesthesiology i-pocketcards February 2019 Anesthesiologists have to take a lot of things into the consideration when calculating the right dosage of the drugs they...
Drug Infusion - IV Medications Drip Rate Calculator February 2019 Calculating the exact amount of a particular drug the patient needs to receive it more complicated than you think,...
Lexicomp Mobile Apps online drug reference February 2019 Lexicomp is a medical app with a great database of diseases, particularly infectious diseases, oral diseases, and...
Epocrates: The #1 medical reference app February 2019 This is the gold standard of medical apps. Join over 1 million health care professionals worldwide who use Epocrates in the...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most February 2019 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
ACEP Toxicology October 2018 The Antidote app is a succinct resource designed for quick access to indications and dosing regimens for a variety of...
Anticoagulation Manager September 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
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