Self Care & Antimicrobial Awareness Week

In this newsletter:

  • Self-care
  • New self-care section on the Clinical Toolkit
  • New home visit, and appointment cards to give to patients after F2F assessment
  • CPD module to help promote self-care in consultations
  • Antimicrobial Updates
  • Reminder to familiarise yourself with the 2019 BNSSG Antimicrobial Formulary
  • NICE resources to support appropriate antimicrobial prescribing
  • Key learning from audit of antimicrobial prescribing for UTI in children (Oct 2019)
  • Learning from the audit of Fluoroquinolone prescribing in IUC, July 2019
  • Learning from the audit of LRTI antimicrobial prescribing
  • Understanding communication with patients about antibiotic prescribing

BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter – Nov 2019

In this newsletter:

  • CQC Outstanding for CareUK’s south west NHS111 service
  • Message of the Day
  • Labelling samples sent to the lab
  • Prescribing and medications updates
  • MHRA safety alert for montelukast (singulair)
  • Updated criteria for 2 hour appointments and home visits
  • Clinical Guardian
  • Reminder to obtain a flu vaccination
  • Shift types in IUC
  • ReSPECT

New prioritisation guidance for SevernSide IUC clinicians

In this newsletter:

 

  • New guidance about time-frames for appointments and home visits for patients you triage from the IUC Advice queue.

 


 

September 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • Clinical Coordinator role
  • Home visit policy audit results and learning
  • Requesting an ambulance for patients you consult in IUC
  • Emergency equipment and emergency drugs at Treatment Centres
  • Electronic referrals from IUC
  • Accessing blood glucose monitors when pharmacies are closed
  • Please test urine samples in the sluice
  • Updated antimicrobial formulary
  • Issuing drugs from stock
  • Syringe drivers in OOH period

 


 

August 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • Near patient d-dimer testing for patients
  • Criteria for passing cases to the Consult and
    Hold Queue
  • Deaths with clinician present
  • Shift Manager leadership on shift
  • Do not split medication packs when dispensing
    from stock
  • Toxic ingestion cases, and Toxbase training
  • Antimicrobial prescribing – NICE guidance
  • Advise patients to take rivaroxaban with food
  • IUC Peer GP group meetings

 


 

July 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • Informational outcomes when closing cases on
    Adastra
  • NHS 111 online commences on Monday 1st July 2019
  • Coil equipment at bases
  • Paediatric UTI management in IUC
  • Clinical waste and sharps disposal
  • Using EMIS in IUC
  • Using the NHS App to access your own medical
    records
  • MRHA safety alert re DNP toxicity
  • IUC Peer GP group meetings
  • Safeguarding concerns in IUC

 


 

June 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • New community DVT service for BNSSG
  • Faxing prescriptions, and electronic prescribing
    update
  • ICE access
  • Tasking cases to IUC colleagues
  • ResPect Forms
  • Measles outbreak
  • IUC workforce measles immunity
  • Immunisation Records
  • Toxic ingestion cases coming through to the IUC
    Advice queue
  • Dispensing medications from stock

 


 

April 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • Indemnity for GPs
  • New dental service 8am-10pm, accessed via NHS111
  • Guidance for when to use the Patient Line in IUC
  • Consulting with Healthcare Professional and
    Paramedic cases
  • Clinical Guardian team
  • MRHA alert about using the correct oxygen
    saturation probes
  • NEWS2 is here
  • MRHA Alert about Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
    prescribing (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin)
  • Levomepromazine shortages

 


 

March 2019 BrisDoc IUC Clinical Newsletter

In this newsletter:

 

  • Introducing the NEW BrisDoc Clinical Toolkit!
  • Salbutamol in children < 1 year
  • NBT Early Pregnancy Clinic referrals
  • Practice liaison service (PLS)
  • Medicines Management
  • Prescribing controlled drugs (CD) remotely
  • Influenza
  • EMIS Access
  • Death Certification
  • Practice Significant Events Meeting
  • Education and support for self-employed GPs
    working in OOH