Prescribing During Passover

This year Passover does not coincide with Easter, it is 4 weeks later.
During Passover the rules about what members of the orthodox community can take are stricter.
I have added general guidance to the Medication section of the handbook

Management of Over-coagulation

We have a new guideline for managing this.
It may be helpful when receiving a call from the labs advising the duty doctor that someone INR result has been recorded as greater than 8.
It can be found in the Guidelines section

Overspill Rooms

If the service delivered from the ECC is under pressure and there are insufficient rooms to accommodate the staff required to manage the demand there we can now use rooms 3 & 4 in Suite 4 of Out-patients.

The procedure for accessing these rooms can be found in the Guidelines section of the handbook.

Sepsis Guidance

The CCG published updated guidelines for the recognition and management of sepsis in children today.
The guidance can be found in the
Infectious Disease section of the Guidelines.

Zika Virus Update

The government has updated its advice for those travelling to areas potentially affected by Zika Virus.
A link to the updated guidance can be found in the
Infectious Disease folder of the guidelines section.