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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...

15 hours ago

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...

17 hours ago

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...

17 hours ago

Wakefield Weight Management Service

The Wakefield Weight Management Service is to be commissioned by Wakefield City Council in 12 pharmacies across Wakefield.  Closing date for expressions of interest was Monday 2nd July 2018.
 
The service aims to support people who have attended a Tier 3 Weight Management programme in Wakefield to keep track of their weight and other measurements once they have completed the Tier 3 programme.  

The pharmacy intervention will be for adults over 18 years and will include:

  • Initial consultation – goal review and taking measurements using Tanita Scales
  • Fortnightly checks to review measurements
  • Referral back to Wakefield Council specialist services if necessary 
For further information please refer to the service specification below.
 
Weight Management Service Specification
 
 
 
 

Resources

Weight Management Service Guide

Consultation Form

PharmOutcomes Instructions

Referral Form

Height Conversion Chart

Weight Conversion Chart

Tanita Scales - What Do My Results Mean?