Clinical Pharmacy

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A local GP practice wants to rationalise their prescribing of proton pump inhibitors by implementing a practice formulary for which they have asked for your help. Present your recommendations in a tabular form for each drug clearly giving reason for your choices (1000 – 1500 words)
Essential texts:
? Latest version of the British National Formulary. Published by the British Medical Association and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London. Available online at www.bnf.org
? Latest version of Clinical Evidence Published by BNJ Publishing Group www.clinicalevidence.com
? National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) www.nice.org.uk
? Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) www.sign.ac.uk
? MeReC Bulletins available from www.npc.co.uk
Evidence Base Medicine:
? Latest version of Clinical Evidence Published by BMJ Publishing Group London
? Sackett, D.L. , Straus, S.E. Richardson, W.S. Rosenberg, W. & Haynes, R.B. (2000) Evidence-Based Medicine, 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-443-06240-4 or ISBN 0443074445
? Greenhalgh, T. (2006) How to Read a Paper: The basics of evidence-based medicine. 3rd ed., Blackwell Publishing, London. ISBN 1405139765
? National Prescribing Centre (Sept 2000) ?An introduction to health economics (part 1)?, NPC MeReC Briefing Issue13 pp. 1-8
? National Prescribing Centre (Sept 2000) ?An introduction to health economics (part 2). Applying health economics?, NPC MeReC Briefing Issue 14 pp. 1-8
? National Prescribing Centre (2004/2005) Evidence: Using Evidence to Guide Practice MeReC Briefing No. 30 2004/2005
? National Prescribing Centre (2004/2005) Evidence: Using Evidence to Guide Practice Supplement to MeReC Briefing No. 30 2004/2005

 




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