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  1. Community Post
    The new Health and Care Bill gives NHS Digital powers to create a new ‘medicine registry’ The bill, published earlier this month, will allow NHS Digital to collect a range of information about the use of medicines and their effects in the UK and hold this data in one or more information system(s). The MHRA would be able to then use the information held in an information system to establish and maintain comprehensive UK-wide medicines registries. “This would improve post-market surveillance on the use [of] medicines. For example, where a safety issue has led to the introduction of mea
  2. Content Article
    A year on from the publication of First Do No Harm, the report by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review, the Government released its full response to the Review's recommendations.[1] [2] Published alongside this was the report from the independent Patient Reference Group, established to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to the work developing the Government’s response.[3] The IMMDS Review examined the response of the healthcare system in England to the harmful side effects of three medical interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelv
  3. Content Article
    The IMMDS Review examined how the healthcare system in England responded to reports about harmful side effects of medicines and medical devices, focusing on three specific interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelvic mesh implants. Its findings and recommendations were published in the First Do No Harm report on 8 July 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care established a Patient Reference Group to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to work to develop the government response to the First Do No Harm report. Its independent end-of-project report sets out th
  4. Content Article
    The impact of delayed medication “ I had to go into hospital after my knee gave way and I fell at home. Often you go into hospital with something unrelated to your Parkinson’s but then your Parkinson’s gets worse due to it not being managed properly. “While in the hospital I missed repeated doses of my medication due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of my condition-specific needs. This threw me out of sync completely – it brought on more severe depression, unsteadiness on my feet, more severe tremors. It affected me in so many ways. It’s impossible for me to control these sy
  5. Content Article
    The IMMDS Review examined how the healthcare system in England responded to reports about harmful side effects of medicines and medical devices, focusing on three specific interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelvic mesh implants. Its findings and recommendations were published in the First Do No Harm report on 8 July 2020. Summary of the government response to each of the recommendations Recommendation 1: The government should immediately issue a fulsome apology on behalf of the healthcare system to the families affected by Primodos, sodium valproate and
  6. Content Article
    The debate centred on a motion put forward by Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, which read as follows: That this House notes the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, First Do No Harm; further notes the Government’s failure to respond to the recommendations of that review in full; notes the significant discrepancy between the incidence of complication following mesh surgery in the Hospital Episode Statistics and the British Society of Urogynaecology databases, as highlighted in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  7. Content Article
    Aims of this article To recognise the reasons why medicines-related harm remains an issue To refresh your knowledge of the aims of medicines optimisation To identify potential strategies that you could use in your area of practice to reduce the risk of medicines-related harm Key points Most adverse drug reactions are due to known side effects, and are predictable, dose-dependent and potentially preventable The shift from medicines management to the patient-focused outcomes of medicines optimisation means increased engagement in pharmacotherapeutics for all healt
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