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NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The April 2016 edition of Keep Taking the Tablets is now available via this link
Prescriptions for Haloperidol 50mg/1ml ampoules (depot injection for schizophrenia) have been generated in error, when it had been intended for Haloperidol 5mg/1mlsolution ampoules (for nausea and vomiting) to be prescribed. See link for additional information
The Department of Health has issued a letter warning of increased levels of influenza virus activity and providing advice round the use of anti-viral medication. Full details are available by clicking on the link. (DoH Letter)
There are potential shortages of Insuman Basal and Insuman Comb 25 as a result of manufacturing problems. Advice on managing patients using these products is contained in a letter from the manufacturer. Supply issues are expected to be resolved by July 2016. Letter from Sanofi to healthcare professionals
For GPs - there is a free workshop available on "Optimising the use of Antipsychotic medication and non-pharmacological treatment for people with dementia" . For further information pleaee email
Prescribers are asked to be aware of potential shortages in supply of pioglitazone and should note advice from UK Medicines Information UKMI guidance around pioglitazone shortages

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