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Homely Remedies Guide

A homely remedy is a medicinal preparation used to treat minor ailments e.g.
indigestion, coughs, mild-moderate pain, constipation etc.  It is purchased from supermarkets and other stores (GSL) or obtained from the Pharmacy (P) and does not require a prescription. The Care Quality Commission agrees that a small range of products may be kept as stock in a care home for residents for the treatment of minor ailments.

Homely remedy products are kept in the home to allow access to products that would commonly be available in any household and allow treatment of minor conditions in a safe and timely manner. Use must however be discussed with the resident and/or family member and their GP and only the named preparations listed in the guidance may be obtained and administered without a prescription.

The Homely Remedies Guide gives information and decision making charts on indications and medications that can be currently used under this protocol.

Wirral Non-Medical Prescriber Policy (NMP)

Download policy

Medicines and Falls in Hospital

Medicines and Falls in Hospital (WUTH April 2016)

OPAT – Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Service

OPAT Service Community Guide

Contact email address for OPAT - wih-tr.OPATTeam@nhs.net

Service Specification for Pharmacies - Under review

CWP Orphenadrine Discontinuation Guidance January 2016

Download guidance.

Safer Sharps (September 2015)

Safer Use of Sharps EU Directive
Order Form Primary Care Support

Safety Hypodermic Needle - Sol-Care 
Training material 1 
Training material 2

Sep 12 – Simvastatin, updated advice on drug interactions

The MHRA Drug Safety Bulletin for August 2012 has updated the list of drugs that are contraindicated with simvastatin and action to be taken with a interacting drug. Full details of these changes can be found at www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update.

See also 
Simvastatin Letter to GPs – Sep 12 
NWMIC Summary – Simvastatin and Amlodipine Interaction   

Insulin Passport

Summary of responsibilities
Summary of the NPSA Alert
Safe Use of Insulin and You Patient Information Leaflet

Reporting Lost or Stolen Prescriptions

Download Notification of stolen/lost/forged prescriptions template

E-mail: England.cwwalerts@nhs.net

Standard Operating Procedures for GP Practices - Under review

Handling of Controlled Drugs in GP Practices 
Safe Handling of Prescription Forms   
Safe Handling of Vaccines   
Handling of CDs (Dental)  

Patient Group Directions

Aspirin 300mg stat dose
Emla Cream 5%

For vaccine PGDs please contact the Screening and Immunisation Team, Public Health England, CWW Area team at the following email address: England.cww-imms@nhs.net

Home Oxygen Service

COPD, Oxygen and PR Service
Albert Lodge
Victoria Central Hospital
Mill Lane
Wallasey
Wirral CH44 5UF

Telephone: 0151 514 2244
Fax: 0151 514 2247/8
Available Monday to Friday - 08.30am to 5.00pm.

Palliative Care Pharmacies

List of Pharmacies who provide the Emergency Palliative Care Drug Scheme
Further details about the Emergency Palliative Care Drug Scheme 
Dexamethasone Wirral Community Trust Information (February 2016)

Nursing Home Dressings Order Form

Nursing Home Dressings Order Form
Letter to GPs re updated form – July 2014

Process for Recording Medication Prescribed by Secondary and Tertiary Care on GP Clinical Support

Process for Recording Medication Prescribed by Secondary and Tertiary Care on GP Clinical Support

Pharmaceutical Industry Appointments

If an appointment with the Medicines Management Team is required then please complete the below form and email it to medsmanagement.bevan@nhs.net.

Appointment Request Form for Representatives from the Pharmaceutical Industry

Incident Reporting

The CD Incident reporting email address is England.cmcd@nhs.net

For any incidents that do not involve CDs please continue to report to england.cww-pharmacyincidents@nhs.net

If you are reporting a new CD incident please direct your email to England.cmcd@nhs.net

Valproate – Patient safety alert 2017

CWP communications bulletin January 2017

CWP communications bulletin October 2016