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Class 4 MHRA Drug Alert – Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) Caution in use

Drug Alert No: EL (19) A/10 Date Issued: 24th April 2019 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 drug alert for certain batches of Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for Injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for Injection (Lorazepam) (Pfizer Limited) PL 00057/1279 Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First...

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April 2019 Price Concessions – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Betahistine 8mg tablets 84 £1.38 Betahistine 16mg tablets 84 £2.70 Candesartan 16mg tablets 28 £2.90 Carvedilol 12.5mg tablets 28 £2.10 Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £13.76 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5...

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MHRA Drug Safety Update April 2019

Date issued: 16th April 2019 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 12 Issue 9 March 2019:1) has been published and includes articles on: Yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) and fatal adverse reactions: extreme caution needed in people who may be immunosuppressed and those 60 years and older. Valproate medicines...

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Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service 

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service has been commissioned by Leeds City Council to increase the identification of hypertension and atrial fibrillation by offering opportunistic blood pressure screening in community pharmacies. Aims of the service include:
  • To increase the detection and management of hypertension and atrial fibrillation. 
  • To provide easy access to blood pressure monitoring through community pharmacies
  • To develop and pilot a new method of data collection and data sharing using a SystmOne Community Module.
  • To encourage self-management and healthy lifestyles to reduce risks of developing hypertension

The service will be offered to any person over the age of 35 years old that meets the criteria outlined in annex 3 of the service specification (below). 

 

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service Specification

Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service Providers 

Blood Pressure Wise Service Guide

 

Resources

Patient Consent Form

Blood Pressure Wise Consultation - Checklist for pharmacies

Clinical Pathway

Code of Conduct

Home Blood Pressure Diary

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Severe Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to patients not registered with a GP

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Irregular Pulse

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Low BP and NO Symptoms

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Low BP and Symptoms

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Normal BP

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Raised BP (1st Appointment)

Blood Pressure Wise Letter to Patients - Raised BP (Follow up Appointment)

Blood Pressure Wise - Laptop Instructions

Blood Pressure Wise - System Instructions 

 

 

Please see link below to the Blood Pressure Wise Service training video:

https://youtu.be/Tc29VRD-UHw

 

 

Updates

Update for Pharmacies - June 2018

 

 

Last Updated: 25th March 2019