High Risk Medicines

 HRM posterAlert

 N.B. Methotrexate guidelines and audit and the Lithium audit  are currently under review and have temporarily been removed until the process is completed.

Document NameDateFile Description
Anticoagulants
Incidents involving newer oral anticoagulant (NOAC) dosing Feb 2015 HSCB Medicines Safety Advice Letter
Lithium; Methotrexate; Warfarin; - Patient Information Leaflets Nov 2017 Ordering process for GP Practices
Medicines Safety Matters Vol 2 Issue 2 May 2012 Focus on IV heparin flush injection
Medicines Safety Matters Vol 5 Issue 2 Oct 2015 Focus on the non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)
No.2 Learning from adverse events - Heparin Apr 2010 Medicines Safety Alert
Safe use of warfarin in primary care Feb 2014 HSCB Guidelines
Warfarin Audit May 2009 NI Primary Care Anticoagulant Audit

Document NameDateFile Description
High Risk Medicines
High Risk Medicines Nov 2015 Poster for Community Pharmacy
High Risk Medicines Nov 2015 Poster for General Practice

Document NameDateFile Description
Insulin
Medicines Safety Matters Vol 2 Issue 4 Nov 2012 Focus on insulin
Northern Ireland Implementation Of Insulin Passport May 2013 PHA Letter
Prescribing And Dispensing Insulin-Reminder Of Best Practice Sep 2017 HSC Letter to GPs and CPs
Safe Use Of Insulin Mar 2013 Patient Information Leaflet

Document NameDateFile Description
Lithium
Lithium; Methotrexate; Warfarin; - Patient Information Leaflets Nov 2017 Ordering process for GP Practices

Document NameDateFile Description
Methotrexate
Lithium; Methotrexate; Warfarin; - Patient Information Leaflets Nov 2017 Ordering process for GP Practices

Document NameDateFile Description
Opioids
Adult Opioid Equivalence Guide HSC 2018 May 2018 Northern Ireland Guidelines
Reducing dosage errors with opioid medicines - incomplete cross tolerance Mar 2014 HSCB Letter to CPs
Transdermal Fentanyl Patches Feb 2015 HSCB Medicines Safety Advice Letter to CPs and GPs

Red Amber Medicines
Red/Amber List and Shared Care Guidelines Interface Pharmacist Network Specialist Medicines Website
Prescribing Safety Indicators
Patient Safety toolkit for General Practice (includes Prescribing Safety Indicators) Royal College of General Practitioners website