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    Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

    Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

    Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being over treated with certain drugs, according to a recent service evaluation carried out in Leicester.    The findings come as a NHS Digital report recently showed 52 million diabetes prescriptions were issued last year, which is an 81 per cent increase over the past decade.    The […]

    23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

    Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

    Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, has launched a STOMP Best Practice Guide, which gives comprehensive guidance on ways to reduce the over-medication of people with learning disabilities, and/or autism through non-drug alternative methods of treatment.    STOMP (Stopping the […]

    16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    New research identifies cost as the biggest barrier to digital medicine management in care homes

    New research identifies cost as the biggest barrier to digital medicine management in care homes

    Insufficient funding is the biggest issue facing the care home industry today, with cost as the main barrier to switching to digital medicine management methods, according to new research* conducted by Well Careplus. A survey commissioned by Well Careplus revealed that 65% of care home professionals agree that ‘not enough funding’ is the biggest issue […]

    16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

    Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

    The social care sector is joining together to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism who use care services in England. The campaign, supported by NHS England, is today encouraging all learning disability providers to sign up to a new pledge called STOMP (or STopping the Over-Medication of People with a […]

    8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

    Wildly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug fails to deliver

    Eli Lilly have today announced that their Alzheimer’s disease drug in development, Solanezumab, did not show benefit for people with mild Alzheimer’s. The drug was an antibody against amyloid – the protein that clumps together in the brain’s of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It failed to slow cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. […]

    24th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Anti-dementia drugs associated with high risk of pneumonia

    Anti-dementia drugs associated with high risk of pneumonia

    A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of anti-dementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased risk as well. The study found that persons using donepezil or galantamine had the lowest risk of pneumonia. However, persons […]

    22nd November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Innovative new software cuts the cost of training in the care sector

    Innovative new software cuts the cost of training in the care sector

              iCareHealth’s new Electronic Medication Management software features an inbuilt eLearning module, designed to reduce the costs of staff training in the care industry.   The unique Learning Management software gives staff access to resources that help them develop and practice the skills and activities that form a core part of […]

    6th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

    Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

    The rally cry comes as part of a year-long campaign to cut waste – called ‘Your Medicines, Your NHS’ – which has been organised by five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – Great Yarmouth and Waveney, North Norfolk, West Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk. The second phase of the campaign starts today (1 September) and specifically […]

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    Integrated system aims to improve medication management in care homes

    Integrated system aims to improve medication management in care homes

    Omnicell Ltd, a leading provider of medication adherence packaging and automated healthcare solutions, LAUNCHES NEW OMNICELL EMAR TO iMprove Medication ManagemenT in Care Homes Almost 70% of care home residents have experienced at least one error in their medication regime (1). Omnicell UK & Ireland, a leading provider of medication adherence packaging and automated healthcare […]

    14th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    A pharmacist into every care home could save the NHS £135 million a year

    A pharmacist into every care home could save the NHS £135 million a year

    The NHS could save £135 million a year through the widespread introduction of a pharmacist into every care home across Great Britain according to a new report to be launched tomorrow by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). ‘The Right Medicine – Improving Care in Care Homes’ report concludes that pharmacist led medicine reviews in care […]

    23rd February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Electronic medicines management solution has been shown to virtually eradicate errors in care homes

    Electronic medicines management solution has been shown to virtually eradicate errors in care homes

    ‘Proactive Care’ electronic medicine management system proven to cut errors and improve patient safety An electronic medicines management solution has been shown to virtually eradicate errors in medicine management in care homes and prevent millions of pounds worth of medicines being wasted. PROACTIVE CARE SYSTEM® (PCS) has been developed by Bristol-based healthcare technology company, Invatech […]

    16th February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Residents of care homes in danger of being deprived Primary Care Services

    Residents of care homes in danger of being deprived Primary Care Services

    Residents of Care Homes in Danger of Being Deprived Primary Care Services   Care England, a representative body for independent social care providers, has expressed its disappointment over the decision made by the BMA to cease caring for care home residents.   Commenting on the decision Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, said:   […]

    2nd February 2016 | By | Reply More
    50% of care home residents affected by swallowing difficulties

    50% of care home residents affected by swallowing difficulties

    A new report from the Patients Association called ‘Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes’ has found as many as 50% of residents are affected by swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), which can make tablets difficult or even impossible to swallow. Despite the number of people affected by swallowing problems in care […]

    13th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Opportunity for greater partnerships to improve medicines use for people with dementia

    Opportunity for greater partnerships to improve medicines use for people with dementia

    New study reveals opportunity for greater partnerships to improve medicines use for people with dementia Published this week, results of a large-scale audit of a two year service pilot reveal the positive role specially trained pharmacists can play in collaboration with GPs, nurses and care home workers in better managing the appropriate use of antipsychotic […]

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