Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
For healthcare professionals only
This survey has been developed and designed by Sarah Cameron in partnership with Pharmacy in Practice.
The case arises from the death of a young man following a methadone overdose in April 2020.
The Drug Tariff contains various information regarding the prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of medicines and appliances on NHS prescriptions.
Though 2020 has come with plenty of challenges, it has also provided some new avenues – or widened avenues that already existed.
Community pharmacy is changing with the times. New technologies are being introduced, focuses are shifting & new ways of working are developing rapidly.
Looking back now five years on from when I wrote the article below I am no less moved by the terrible findings of the NRAD in 2014.
Scotland became the first country in the world to make legislation which effectively means the provision of free period products to those who require them.
Over the years we have seen a rise in the number of prescriptions that are being fulfilled by distant selling pharmacies (DSPs).
This time last year, it would have been impossible for any of us to imagine just what challenges lay ahead in the coming months.
My mental health has been destroyed. I can hardly sleep at night, I keep weighing up the choice of going to work to earn for my family and sustain my self.