Information for healthcare professionals
Welcome to the healthcare professionals page.
The link below directs you to the Care Homes pages. The pages include information about the Care Home Medicines Management Steering Group, supporting audits, guidance sheets and newsletters.Care Homes: Caring for care homes team
STOPP START toolkitSTOPP START A4 version for reading on screenClick here to download this file
Based on STOPP START version 2 this document is a tool to support medication review in the elderly designed to identify medication where the risks outweigh the benefits in the elderly and vice versa.
Add this document to cartSTOPP START toolkit A5 booklet (check print settings as per page 39 to print as a booklet)Click here to download this file
Add this document to cart
The link below directs you to useful medicines waste resource information.Medicines Waste
NICE Publications BulletinsNICE Publications Bulletins
Monthly summaries are prepared of the guidance that NICE has published. Please click on the link below to view these.
NICE Guidelines summaries for Primary CareNICE Guidelines summaries for Primary Care
Local summaries of NICE Guidelines produced by clinicians as part of the NICE planning and assurance process of the CCGs in Devon can accessed via the link below.
Patient Access Schemes - individual drugsPatient Access Schemes - individual drugs
Paperwork associated with medicines manufacturers’ commercial arrangements to provide the NHS with favourable terms can be found on the link below.
Patient Group Directions
Patient Group Direction (PGD) is a legal mechanism that allows named registered healthcare professionals to supply and/or administer medicines to groups of patients that fit the criteria laid out in the PGD without him/her necessarily seeing a prescriber.Patient Group Directions
Electronic Repeat Dispensing - Guidance coming soon
Repeat dispensing is suitable for patients on stable long-term medication for conditions which are unlikely to change in the short to medium term, for example:Guidance on Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD
To use repeat dispensing, you need explicit consent from the patient. This can be written or verbal, as long as you record how and when this consent was given.
Information is provided by the Clinical Effectiveness and Medicines Optimisation team. If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org