Guidance

Health and Safety
| Prescribing
| Urgent Care
The Emergency Doctors Bag
Last Reviewed Date
09/04/2024

What drugs should I carry or have accessible?

Prescribing
Pharmacy – Prescription Direction
Last Reviewed Date
12/12/2023

‘Prescription direction’ occurs where a patient is being directed by their GP practice to a certain pharmacy to have their prescription dispensed.

Prescribing
| Travel Health / Vaccinations
Patients Travelling Abroad – FAQs
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK.

Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu

The Medicines Act 1968 does not permit nurses who are not qualified prescribers to administer or supply prescription only medicines (POMs) unless one of three types of instruction are in place

Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
HPV Vaccination
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

All girls aged 12 to 13 are offered HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. It’s usually given to girls in year eight at schools in England.

Mental Health / Learning Disabilities / Carers
| Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Hepatitis B and Occupational Health
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

This is a complex area and one that keep cropping up. If in doubt after reading this then please contact the office.

Prescribing

Under NHS GMS Regulations the patient is entitled to receive any drug which is available on the NHS, via an NHS prescription.

Prescribing

Electronic Prescribing Service – Phase 4 was deployed from 18th November 2019, initially to TPP SystmOne following a pilot in 2018, and then to EMIS. It has recently also been enabled for the Vision and Microtest GP clinical systems (2023).

Legal
| Prescribing
| Support
Counter Fraud – Drug seekers
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

Wessex LMCs hosted a meeting with NHS Counter Fraud services to discuss the issue of patients who try to obtain drugs under false pretences. This is a summary of some useful points we believe are worth sharing with practices across Wessex

Education
| Prescribing
Consultation Educational Podcasts and Videos
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

Educational podcasts and videos focusing on Consultations.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it