Crossroads Care and Dementia Events

What is it: Crossroads Care Open Day and Dementia Awareness Event Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see below details from Crossroads Care an Open Day for Crossroads to explain what services they offer, as well as a Dementia Awareness Event. For full details, including dates and venues, please […]

Children’s Commissioning Team Newsletter

What is it: East Kent Children’s Commissioning Team Newsletter – Summer 2019 Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please find below a link to the East Kent Children’s Commissioning Team Newsletter (Summer 2019 edition) detailing the developments that have recently taken place. Topics cover the NHS’ ‘Fantastic FRED’ event (part […]

Medicines Shortage – Salbutamol

What is it: Medicines Shortage Notification – Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see the notification below from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC): . Dear Colleagues, Please be aware that there is an important drug supply issue affecting: ‘Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup’  DHSC have […]

Clinical Safety Issue CHA2DS2-VASc Calculator

What is it: Clinical Safety Issue CHA2DS2-VASc Calculator Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see the link below regarding a clinical safety issue with the CHA2DS2VASc scoring calculator on EMIS and Vision systems, which may result in patients having these scores calculated incorrectly. It will require GPs to double […]

New COPD Patient Booklet

What is it: New COPD Patient Booklet – Fourth Edition Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please find below the revised COPD Patient Information Pack (Fourth Edition). The booklet includes some useful information concerning managing breathlessness, worsening symptoms and flare ups, as well as weather advice and a self-management plan. […]

Updated PEP Guidelines for Shingles

What is it: Updated Interim guidelines on Post Exposure Prophylaxis for varicella / shingles Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Public Health England has published updated interim guidelines on post exposure prophylaxis for varicella /shingles. Please see the document below: . .

Your Local Cancer Services Booklet

What is it: New ‘Your Local Cancer Services’ Booklet Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: The Kent and Medway Cancer Collaborative (KMCC) has developed an updated ‘Your Local Cancer Services’ Booklet for patients, which includes contact details on social services providers, financial help and advice, details of local voluntary and […]