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MHRA Drug Safety Update February 2019

Date issued 18th February 2019 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 12 Issue 7¬† February 2019:1) has been published and includes articles on: Carbimazole: Increased risk of congenital malformations; strengthened advice on contraception. Carbimazole: risk of acute pancreatitis. SGLT2 inhibitiors: reports of Fournier’s gangrene (necrotising fasciitis of the...

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Class 4 MHRA Drug Alert – Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Laboratoire Aguettant)

Drug Alert No: EL (19) A/05 Date Issued: 18th February 2019 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 drug alert for certain batches of Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for Injection in pre-filled syringe (Laboratoire Aguettant) Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe. (Laboratoire Aguettant) PL 14434/0016 Batch Number...

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PSNC agrees strategic plan for 2019/20 at latest meeting

The PSNC Committee held the first of its new-style quarterly meetings this month, and agreed its plan for 2019/20. The Committee held important discussions on the NHS Long Term Plan, Brexit contingency planning, price concessions, service updates, and of course the commitment to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) made in the GP funding deal. The Committee...

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Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service 

The Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service is commissioned by Leeds City Council in 6 pharmacies across Leeds. The service will fund a total of 200 blood pressure checks per year over a 2 year period for each commissioned pharmacy, (a total of 2,400 blood pressure checks). 
 
Leeds Blood Pressure Wise Service has been commissioned 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