Internet-Based Medicines Resources
The following are examples of reliable sources of information on medicines that can be freely accessed via the internet.
Basic information on medicines (indications, dosing, interactions)
South East London Area Prescribing Committee (APC)
- Information about the South East London APC and new medicine recommendations can be found at http://www.lambethccg.nhs.uk/news-and-publications/meeting-papers/south-east-london-area-prescribing-committee/Pages/default.aspx
NHS Information portals
- NICE Evidence Services
NICE Evidence Services (previously NHS Evidence), was launched in April 2009, and is a web-based portal designed to provide NHS healthcare professionals with comprehensive access to a wide range of information in health and social care. A wide range of information types are covered (e.g. primary research, guidelines, policy documents), and logging in with an Athens password allows the user to search healthcare databases (e.g. EMBASE, MEDLINE). Various publications from the BNF, Medicines and Prescribing Centre (MPC) and Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) can be accessed via this portal, as can the Cochrane Library and other evidence-based medicine resources.
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Monthly ‘Drug Safety Update’ bulletins featured on this site contain information and advice relating to the safety of medicines from the MHRA and CHM.
For further advice regarding medicines, please contact your ward pharmacist or local Medicines Information department
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