12 Jul, 12 | by BMJ Group
Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website.
BNF now available as a free smartphone app
Health professionals can now access the British National Formulary (BNF) from a smartphone via a new application (app) from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The app requires an NHS Athens username and password and can be run without an internet connection once it has been downloaded. For more information click here.
RPS report on the transfer of information about medicines
A report published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) calls for improvements to the transfer of information about medicines when patients move between care settings and includes several recommendations. The report, Keeping Patients Safe When They Transfer Between Care Providers: Getting the Medicines Right, outlines the results of a 6 month project involving over 30 healthcare organizations which volunteered to implement RPS guidance on transfer of medicines information. For more information click here.
Paediatric Palliative Formulary 2nd edition published
The Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine has published the second edition of its formulary. It can be downloaded from the Together for short lives website link here.
Prepared by Sarah Charlesworth and Andrew Wilcock