2015 Research in Primary Care in Quebec, Canada using the Medical Office of the XX1ST Century electronic health record that supports treatment indications and outcomes has shown greater adverse drug reactions with off - label use of medications. (Published online. Title :Association of Off-Label Drug Use and Adverse Drug Events in an Adult Population.
The LiMA (Logic intergrated Medical Assessment) software program used in the work capability assessments by the Department of Work and Pensions uses a clinical indications process to link drugs to their clinical indication. Information states that The LiMA system provides Healthcare Professionals (HCP) with a system of data entry that minimises typing. This is known as 'assisted text control ' and allows information to be quickly and easily added to a report.
The General Medical Council in the UK releases its guidance Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices. This states on paragraph 10 that 'all prescribers should consider adding clinical indications on your prescriptions'. This website is referenced in the article.
Dr Nigel Masters and Nigel Carpenter local pharmacist are nominated for a Wycombe PCT award for medicine use review development. Extensive use of indication labelling makes this process which is part of the new Pharmacy Contract safer and more efficient.
Dr Penelope Barley writes in Pulse magazine about her use of clinical indications. Read her article here.
NHS innovations South East presents Clinical Indications with a Judges Commendation in the IT/Knowledge Category. Clinical Indications is working closely with this NHS Innovation hub to find and develop appropriate healthcare software so that more rapid deployment of this concept can be implemented in all health sectors.
First Clinical Indication Directory developed to show range of simple clinical labelling phrases linked to medication. This is available for viewing online in our Clinical Indications Directory section or at Wycombe Primary Care Trust website listed in the Medicines Management section as Indication Labelling.
Clinical indications wins BUPA Communication Award. The vice-chairman of the BUPA Foundation Dr Andrew Valance-Owen says: "We immediately recognised this as an innovative idea that would have a far-reaching impact on patients and carers. For instance many older people can be on ten different medications and it is easy for them or their carers to become confused about what each medicine is given for.
Clinical Indications is nominated for a Medical Futures Award in the group "Best innovation to improve patient safety".
Clinical Indications wins GP Business Enterprise Award 2004. The prize is given to Dr Nigel Masters at the House of Commons. Health Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman said, "Innovation such as this must be applauded.
Online poll at onmedica.net shows that seventy per cent of general medical practitioners who responded to an online survey want clinical indication labelling automatically placed on medication scripts.
Doctor newspaper leads with front-page story and photograph of clinical indications in everyday practice following description on British Medical Journal Website.
Members of the press who wish to write about clinical indications should contact Dr Masters for further information or resources.
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