WHO Course ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach’

What is it:  Newly launched open WHO course ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach’ Of interest to:  All Clinical Staff Summary:  This course will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to improve their use of these essential medications in daily clinical practice. Through case based examples, the […]

Gangs Workshop Training Day

What is it:  Gangs Workshop Training Day on Monday 19 February from 09:30 – 16:30. Of interest to: All Staff Information: On behalf of the Shepway Community Safety Partnership you are cordially invited to attend a ‘Gangs Workshop Training Day’ on Monday 19 February from 0930 – 1630 hours being held in […]

Free Practice Nurse Education Modules

What is it:  Practice Nurse Education Modules Of interest to: Practice Nurses . Free Introduction to Practice Nurse module for Nurses new to General Practice in the last 12 months To include academic learning and CPD covering Imms and Vacs, Cervical Cytology and Ear care (which may also be used […]

Perinatal Mental Health Training

What is it:  Perinatal Mental Health Training Of interest to: All Clinical Staff Information:  The MIMHS team would like to offer training on Perinatal Mental Health to all GP surgeries in Kent and Medway . The date, time and length of training can be arranged on the needs or preferences […]

Respiratory Formulary Update

What is it:  New Asthma Inhalers Of interest to: All Clinical staff . AirFluSal MDI and Aerivio Spiromax have been added to the formulary for the management of asthma. AirFluSal MDI is a metered dose inhaler with the combination of salmeterol and fluticasone indicated for the regular treatment of asthma […]

Pathology Information

What is it:  Pathology Information Of interest to: All Clinical Staff  . GPs and EKHUFT pathology service survey feedback.   The recent survey of Primary Care in 2017 (50% GP response rate) demonstrated positive satisfaction ratings for all of pathology specialties.  The attached summary responds to the points raised. Test turnaround […]

Prescribing of Varenicline (Champix)

What is it: Changes to Varenicline prescription reimbursement. Of interest to: Clinical and managerial staff. Summary:  Prescribing of Varenicline (Champix) . KCC have responsibility for stop smoking services(SSS) and they have arranged for the supply of Varenicline to be provided through community pharmacies under a Patient Group Direction (PGD) to ensure […]