Prescriber is the leading UK journal for healthcare professionals focussing on prescribing and medicines management. The journal features articles on all areas of therapeutics and prescribing policy and is fully peer reviewed. The content is relevant and of interest to all prescribers and prescribing policy makers including GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists. Access to all content is free to healthcare professionals following registration.Sign up for e-alerts and print copies

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Over 200m medication errors in England every year

A mistake is made for every five NHS medications given to patients in England, according to a recent report from the Policy Research Unit in Economic...Read more

All antidepressants are more effective than placebo

All commonly prescribed antidepressant medicines are effective in patients with major depression, to a greater or lesser extent, a large systematic review and...Read more

Use of acid suppressants in pregnancy may increase risk of childhood asthma

A recent systematic review (Paediatrics 2018;141(2):e20170889) indicates that maternal use of proton-pump inhibitors and H2-receptor antagonists in pregnancy...Read more

NICE provides guidance on managing sore throat

NICE has issued final guidance on how GPs and other health professionals should manage acute sore throat (NG84). The guideline, developed in partnership with...Read more

PHE review prescription medicine dependence

Public Health England (PHE) has announced that it is conducting a review to examine the evidence for dependence on prescribed medicines. According to NHS...Read more

Featured Articles

Depression and antidepressant prescribing in the elderly
Depression in old age is common and associated with significant morbidity, yet it is frequently missed or undertreated. In this article, the authors review the specific issues that need to be taken into account when assessing and treating depression in elderly people.
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Optimising medication in frail older people
Medicines optimisation is key to the successful management of frail older people in order to reduce harm and minimise inappropriate admissions. This article discusses the screening tools available to help identify frailty and gives guidance on how to optimise prescribing in frail individuals.
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Utilising community pharmacists to reduce prescribing waste
Community pharmacy teams are in a unique position to identify opportunities for medicines optimisation. Richard Brown describes a joint project carried out between Avon Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Bath and North East Somerset CCG that utilised community pharmacists to identify and reduce prescribing waste.
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