PSNC News for pharmacy staff

Free access to eGuidelines.co.uk for community pharmacists  (http://www.psnc.org.uk/pages/psnc_endorsed_training.html)

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Community pharmacists increasingly need quick access to current clinical guidelines when they are dealing with prescription queries, conducting MURs or providing new clinical services.

Access to eGuidelines.co.uk provides:

  • all guideline summaries from the Guidelines handbook
  • the complete archive of articles from the Guidelines in Practice monthly journal
  • the latest QOF indicator tables and links to guidance from NICE, SIGN and DH
  • a video section aimed at healthcare professionals and for sharing with patients
  • the option to receive emails from eGuidelines.co.uk regarding new content, events, webcasts, and product updates
  • events listings (free workshops and pay-to-attend events)
  • additional educational resources, including CPD action points and horizon scanning.

You can register for eGuidelines.co.uk today by clicking here.

New Evidence Updates from NICE

Evidence Updates on Hip Fracture and Diabetic foot problems have been published.nice_news

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence, and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Updates focus on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 124 ‘The management of hip fracture in adults’ (2011) and a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline

119 ‘Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems’ (2011)

An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of topic experts, reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.

Trip has new controlled trials filter facility

tripdatabase_logoA new filter has been released on Trip for controlled trials.  In total around 500,000 controlled trials have been imported from PubMed and Mendeley.  Over the next few months we hope more improvements will be made and that includes grabbing more trials from other sources.
To use this feature just use Trip (www.tripdatabase.com) as normal and the ‘Controlled Trials’ option can be found in the filter section, on the right-hand side of the results.

Caesarean Section Evidence Update published

We are pleased to inform you that ‘Caesarean section: Evidence Update March 2013’ has been published.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence, and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 132 ‘Caesarean section’ (2011).

An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of topic experts, reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.