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  • National Heart Month – Cholesterol

    As the month of February draws to a close, so does National Heart Month and in the final week, we’ll be looking at cholesterol, which is one of the major causes of heart disease. What is Cholesterol? The British Heart Foundation describes cholesterol as being “a fatty substance carried around the body by proteins. When […] The post National Heart Month – Cholesterol appeared first on Ashtons Hospi...

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  • Your training allocation for 2017 is now available

    Ashtons provides a wide range of training courses, including e-learning and clinical training seminars. You can now choose from 12 clinical training seminars including: Medicines management Anaphylaxis Rapid tranquilisation Diabetes & insulin Drug interactions Safer medicines administration Controlled Drugs Clozapine Patient group directions Mental Health Act The following are also available for h...

  • National Heart Month – Managing stress

    As you may be aware, February is National Heart Month and we’ll be doing a blog piece every week looking at all matters of the heart. This week we’ll be looking at managing stress and what it has to do with heart health. Stress and heart health The British Heart Foundation makes the point that […] The post National Heart Month – Managing stress appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

  • Electronic prescribing and administration

    The method for prescribing and administering medication in hospitals has largely stayed the same for the last 40 years with the use of paper prescription charts. However, the number and complexity of medicines have grown, which increases the potential risk to patients. The healthcare industry has been one of the slowest sectors to adopt information […] The post Electronic prescribing and administr...

  • Enhancing our customer service

    We believe that providing good communication is key to enhancing customer satisfaction. Customers have told us that they value having a single dedicated phone line and so we provide this to make it easier for you to contact us. We understand that you expect fast service and sometimes require urgent help, so we focus on […] The post Enhancing our customer service appeared first on Ashtons Hospital ...

  • Overview of treating insomnia with medication

    Adults sleep an average of seven to eight hours a day, but the need for sleep varies from person to person and usually diminishes with age. Insomnia is a very common condition, with a one-year incidence rate of 30%. It has three components which are sleep onset, sleep maintenance, and waking too early. When insomnia […] The post Overview of treating insomnia with medication appeared first on Ashto...

  • What challenges do hospices face in relation to medicines management?

    It is now 26 years since the then Health Secretary, Virginia Bottomley, successfully argued in favour of providing hospices with a prescribing budget, instead of using NHS prescriptions to obtain medication. This gave hospices the opportunity to purchase stock medication instead of using patients’ own supplies. Having a budget for medication has many advantages and […] The post What challenges do ...

  • UKMi – What is serotonin syndrome?

    The UK Medicines Information service (UKMi) has produced a question & answer summary on the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome. Clinical staff should be aware of the symptoms, as early diagnosis and treatment will reduce patient distress, morbidity and mortality. Examples of medicines that can increase risk and the possible mechanisms are provided. Serotonin […] The post UKMi – What is sero...

  • Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse (NG58)

    This guidance (NG58) aims to improve services for people with severe mental illness and substance misuse and includes their wider health and social care needs by providing a range of coordinated services. It makes recommendations on: First contact with services Referral to secondary care mental health services The care plan: a multi-agency approach to address […] The post Coexisting severe mental ...

  • NICE Guidance app for mobile devices

    A new version of the NICE Guidance app is now available and can be downloaded free of charge from their website. It contains NICE guidance which can be searched within the app, and one useful feature is a bookmarking facility so you can locate specific guidance quickly. It is available for Apple (iOS) iPhone and […] The post NICE Guidance app for mobile devices appeared first on Ashtons Hospital P...

  • British guideline on the management of asthma (SIGN 153)

    Asthma is a common condition which requires appropriate management to reduce morbidity. The British Thoracic Society has produced revised guidelines which include new recommendations. These include: Diagnosis and monitoring Supported self-management Non-pharmacological management Pharmacological management Inhaler devices Acute asthma Difficult asthma Asthma in pregnancy Occupational asthma The gu...

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

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  • National Heart Month – ECGs

    As you may be aware, February is National Heart Month and we’ll be doing a blog piece every week looking at all matters of the heart. This week we’ll be looking at a prominent part of heart care in hospitals – the ECG machine. What is an ECG Machine? Electrocardiogram or ECG measures the electrical […] The post National Heart Month – ECGs appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

  • (NG56) Clinical assessment and management of multimorbidity

    The care of patients with multiple conditions requires additional considerations. Single disease guidelines can become contradictory with multimorbidity so NICE (NG56) recommends a tailored approach for individual patients. Medication can be a particular challenge, for example: 30% of patients with a long-term physical illness also have mental illness 20% of patients with two conditions are […] Th...

  • Innovations with medicines – 12 drugs that changed the world

    Innovations with medicines have been hugely important over the past few centuries. It’s not so long ago that people were dying from mundane injuries such as splinters. Thankfully dedicated medical professionals have made major advancements in medicines during the past two centuries, meaning you no longer have to worry about small scratches and very treatable […] The post Innovations with medicines...

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

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  • Smoking cessation products

    After Christmas, people look to clear out the cobwebs and get their house in order.  Organisations are no different, which is why we have started our January sale! We have selected items to discount which we believe are important to our hospitals, especially at this time of year, to help them ease into the New […] The post Smoking cessation products appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

  • Diabetes Diet Plan

    A diabetes diet plan can be extremely important in helping control a diabetic’s blood glucose level. Diabetes is a common life-long health condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot manage it properly. There are roughly 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an […] The post Diabetes Diet Plan appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

  • Dry January

    Dry January as a charity movement began 4 years ago when Alcohol Concern challenged the nation to put down their pints or fruity cocktails with umbrellas in them (whichever is your cup of tea) for the whole month of January. How was Dry January created? Dry January started when Emily Robinson, who worked for Alcohol […] The post Dry January appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

  • Different types of thermometer

    The development of the thermometer was a gradual process spread over centuries, with many scientists playing around with different scales and sizes. The invention has become crucial to many industries, none more so than the healthcare industry. Body temperature is one of the four key vital signs of the human body, and measuring it has […] The post Different types of thermometer appeared first on A...

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated on the 3rd December every year since 1992. International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to raise awareness of the struggles people with disabilities face, so the population is more educated on the subject. For example, a staggering estimate suggests that 10% […] The post International Day of Persons...

  • Pre-order next year’s Flu vaccine now!

    The Flu vaccine has become an important part of the winter months over the past few decades, providing you with protection against the strands of Flu that are going to be the most prevalent over the next year. The Flu vaccination is available from most healthcare organisations every year to all adults and some children, who […] The post Pre-order next year’s Flu vaccine now! appeared first on Asht...

  • Introducing our new range of healthcare board games

    Ashtons now stocks educational healthcare board games, which are an innovative new training method to help improve learning and development in your frontline staff. How do the board games help train staff? The healthcare board games are designed to help improve patient safety and the quality of care in your hospital, by giving staff the […] The post Introducing our new range of healthcare board ga...

  • National Heart Month – High blood pressure

    February is National Heart Month and here at Ashtons, we take hearts seriously! We will be looking at different heart-related topics throughout the month in order to build awareness about how best to look after your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in the body, so this month plays an important […] The post National Heart Month – High blood pressure appeared first on Ashtons Hos...

  • What is Palliative Care?

    Palliative care can provide great comfort to patients suffering from a terminal illness, and also their families. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means […] The post What is Palliat...

  • The Mental Health Act

    The Mental Health Act was brought into being by parliament, ultimately, to give more protection to all of those involved with mental health, including staff and patients. Mental health has only really been taken seriously in the last few decades, and the Mental Health Act 1983 went a long way to establishing the rights of […] The post The Mental Health Act appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharma...

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

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  • World Heart Day

    World Heart Day (WHD) is the 29th of September 2016. This day was created by the World Heart Foundation (WHF) and is the biggest platform for the world’s heart organisations to raise awareness for heart diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). What’s the aim of World Heart Day? The heart is one of the most important […] The post World Heart Day appeared first on Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy.

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

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  • Medical sanitiser & virucidal sprays

    The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. With this many people using NHS hospitals there are significant risks of infection spreading from person to person, whether it’s bacterial or viral. This means, a hospital’s infection control is paramount to patient safety. Every disease, condition, procedure and sometimes medication can […] The post Medical sanitiser & virucida...

  • National Eye Health Week

    Eye health is extremely important to all of us and is often taken for granted. A survey in 2014, conducted by the College of Optometrists discovered although 68% of people thought their eyesight was their most important sense, an incredible “61% of people would put up with bad eyesight despite it having a detrimental effect on their […] The post National Eye Health Week appeared first on Ashtons H...

  • Is infection under control in your hospital?

    It is estimated that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare‑associated infection. This was outlined by NICE as part of their quality standard for ‘Infection prevention and control’ (QS61). The prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals in England in 2011 was 6.4%. The most common of these are respiratory infections (22.8%), urinary tract […] The post Is infection ...

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) has been observed on the 10th of September every year since its inception in 2003. WSPD was an initiative created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to get people talking freely and to try and prevent suicide. In years gone by, “over […] The post World Suicide Prevention Day appeared first on As...

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Ltd

Category: Content
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Generated 5 months ago

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