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New Patient Safety Alert On Non-Luer Devices For Spinal (intrathecal) Chemotherapy

A new Patient Safety Alert was issued yesterday concerning Non-Luer Devices for Spinal (Intrathecal) Chemotherapy. This guidance replaces that in previous Alerts concerning devices for chemotherapy. All other guidance in previous Alerts concerning other device types remains unchanged.

Please see link: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/02/20/psa-spinal-chemo

A Neuraxial Update Newsletter will be published shortly.

We hope to arrange the first meeting of the new Small Bore Connector Clinical Advisory Group in the next few months, terms of reference available in the BOPA Forum.


NHS England: Principles for sharing benefits with more efficient use of medicines

NHS England ‘Principles for sharing the benefits associated with more efficient use of medicines not reimbursed through national prices.’
http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/princ-shar-benefits.pdf

Medicines Optimisation CRG for specialist services has supported the publication of the above document. The overarching aim for NHS England commissioned drugs (not covered by tariff) is that there is a move towards a consistent approach to gain sharing.

Any thoughts / comments / questions in relation to this document please send to Rob Duncombe. Robert.duncombe@christie.nhs.uk

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