Listed below is the high level evidence on Safe Discharge Prescriptions [Safer Prescribing] produced by NICE, SIGN and NHS based organisations. Also included are the European Society guidelines where available. This list is produced and maintained by HEFT Library Services to support VITAL for Doctors core skills programme developed in the Trust.
Local (HEFT) Policies
Corporate Nursing, September 2011. Next Review Date: 30th April 2013
Christine Madden, Pharmacy Operations Manager GHH, November 2012. Next Review Date: 31st October 2014
Other National Guidelines (e.g. SIGN) & Non-UK Guidelines (includes Professional Bodies/Associations within the European Union)
Prepared by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; The Guild of Hospital Pharmacists; The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee; The Primary Care Pharmacists’ Association, 2008
SIGN, June 2012
Guidelines Audit and Information Network, June 2011
BMJ Learning Module, December 2010 Written by: Mark Thomas, Niall Ferguson, Natasha Jacques, Liz Lees, and Helen Morant
Department of Health, March 2010.
RCN Publishing Essential Guide, Spring 2010.
Department of Health, August 2004.
Health and Social Care Joint Unit and Change Agent Team, January 2003.
Systematic Reviews – Cochrane Library
Sasha Shepperd1,*, Jacqueline McClaran2, Christopher O Phillips3, Natasha A Lannin4, Lindy M Clemson5, Annie McCluskey6, Ian D Cameron7, Sarah L Barras8
Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group Published Online: 20 JAN 2010
Sasha Shepperd1,*, Helen Doll1, Joanna Broad2, John Gladman3, Steve Iliffe4, Peter Langhorne5, Suzanne Richards6, Finbarr Martin7, Roger Harris8
Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group Published Online: 17 MAR 2010 Assessed as up-to-date: 23 JUL 2008
Telephone follow-up, initiated by a hospital-based health professional, for postdischarge problems in patients discharged from hospital to home
Patriek Mistiaen1,*, Else Poot2
Editorial Group: Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group Published Online: 16 JUL 2008
QIPP - NHS Evidence, 26 March 2013 - Publisher: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust - Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples
UKMi, 24 January 2013 - Publisher: East and South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services.
UKMi, 07 March 2013 - Publisher: East and South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services - Publication type: Community - Resources - Resource
The following sources have been searched for evidence published in the previous 12 months: NICE –Medicines and Prescribing, SIGN, Cochrane Library, Department of Health and NHS Evidence.
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