COVID 19 - Patients
COVID 19 - Clinicians
Please note that only registered users can download the below documents:
Useful Covid 19 Resources:
Webinar for the Essex arrangements for accessing EOL Medicines and your role in the re-use of medicines in care homes:
Chapter 1 - Gastro-intestinal system
Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular system
- Chapter 3 - Respiratory system
Chapter 4 - Central Nervous System
- Chapter 5 - Infection
Chapter 6 - Endocrine system
- Chapter 7 - Genito-Urinary System
- Chapter 8 - Malignant disease
Chapter 9 - Nutrition and blood
Chapter 10 - Musculoskeletal System
- Chapter 11 - Eye
- Chapter 12 - Ear, Nose and Oropharynx
Chapter 13 - Skin
- Chapter 14 - Immunological Products and Vaccines
General Prescribing Guidance
- End of Life Formulary
- Wound Care Formulary
- Traffic Light List for Prescribing
- Shared Care Guidelines
- Mid and South Essex Medicines Optimisation Committee (MSEMOC)
- Prescribing Incentive Scheme
- Prescribing Newsletters
- Patient Letters
- Practice Resources/Policies
- National Medicine Shortages
What is Medicines Management?
Medicines management is an evidence-based approach to prescribing which balances the safety, tolerability, effectiveness and cost of treatments. The aim of the medicines management team is to ensure that our patients receive better, safer and more convenient care.
Medicines management includes:
- Giving unbiased information about medicines and treatments and where they should be used in care pathways
- Supporting practitioners and patients to make best use of medicines
- Minimising the harm caused by medicines
- Developing local guidelines to optimise the management of conditions
- Working with service providers (including hospitals, community teams, hospitals, hospices, mental health, community pharmacists and GP practices) to provide safe and effective access to medicines from the most appropriate service.
- Encouraging appropriate use of antimicrobials to reduce the risk of resistance.
- Advising on the use of new drugs and new research.
For more information, visit the “Who are the Medicines Management team?”