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StoneChecker for kidney stone evaluation (MIB171)

Advice on the use of StoneChecker for kidney stone evaluation to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beclometasone, formoterol and glycopyrronium (Trimbow) (ES17)

Summary of the evidence on beclometasone, formoterol and glycopyrronium (Trimbow) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to inform local NHS planning

Evidence summary Published May 2018

Chronic wounds: advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings (ESMPB2)

Summary of the evidence on advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings for managing chronic wounds to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2016

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities (KTT12)

KTT12 Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities Key points The NICE

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Biosimilar medicines (KTT15)

KTT15 Biosimilar medicines Options for local implementation Biosimilar medicines have

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated February 2018

Multimorbidity and polypharmacy (KTT18)

KTT18 Multimorbidity and polypharmacy Key points Multimorbidity is associated with

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

FLEXISEQ for osteoarthritis (MIB80)

Advice on the use of FLEXISEQ for treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

QuikRead go for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB78)

Advice on the use of QuickRead go for C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (KTT16)

KTT16 Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Lipid-modifying drugs (KTT3)

KTT3 Lipid-modifying drugs Key points The NICE guideline on cardiovascular disease:

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Antipsychotics in people living with dementia (KTT7)

KTT7 Antipsychotics in people living with dementia Key points The risks and limited

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Wound care products (KTT14)

KTT14 Wound care products Key points A large number of wound dressings are available

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI (KTT17)

KTT17 Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Hypnotics (KTT6)

KTT6 Hypnotics Key points The risks associated with hypnotics (including melatonin)

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Medicines optimisation in chronic pain (KTT21)

KTT21 Medicines optimisation in chronic pain Key points Controlling chronic pain can

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges (KTT19)

KTT19 Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (KTT13)

KTT13 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Options for local implementation Review

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2018

Safer insulin prescribing (KTT20)

KTT20 Safer insulin prescribing Key points Several new insulin products have been launched

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Complicated urinary tract infections: ceftolozane/tazobactam (ESNM74)

Summary of the evidence on ceftolozane/tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infections to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published June 2016

Complicated intra-abdominal infections: ceftolozane/tazobactam (ESNM75)

Summary of the evidence on ceftolozane/tazobactam for treating complicated intra-abdominal infections to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published June 2016

FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring (MIB110)

Advice on the use of FreeStyle Libre for monitoring glucose levels in diabetes to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2017 Last updated September 2017

Antimicrobial prescribing: meropenem with vaborbactam (ES21)

Summary of the evidence on antimicrobial prescribing of meropenem with vaborbactam (Vaborem) to inform local NHS planning and decision making

Evidence summary Published November 2019

Chemotherapy dose standardisation (KTT22)

KTT22 Chemotherapy dose standardisation Key points Chemotherapy dose standardisation

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2018 Last updated September 2019

EpiFix for chronic wounds (MIB139)

Advice on the use of EpiFix (an allograft comprising dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane tissue/dHACM) for chronic wounds to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2018

Smart One for measuring lung function (MIB96)

Advice on the use of Smart One for measuring lung function to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

Asthma: medicines safety priorities (KTT5)

KTT5 Asthma: medicines safety priorities Key points Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics (KTT9)

KTT9 Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics Key points Antimicrobial resistance

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds (MIB83)

Advice on the use of Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

Needle-free arterial non-injectable connector (MIB85)

Advice on the use of needle-free arterial non-injectable connector through which blood samples can be collected to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

Moderate to severe acute post­-operative pain: sufentanil sublingual tablet system (ESNM71)

Summary of the evidence on the sufentanil sublingual tablet system for treating post­operative pain to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2016

RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (MIB109)

Advice on the use of RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2017

eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (MIB94)

Advice on the use of eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (bacteria) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

Smartinhaler for asthma (MIB90)

Advice on the use of Smartinhaler for monitoring the activation of asthma inhalers to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB81)

Advice on the use of the Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

Otovent nasal balloon for otitis media with effusion (MIB59)

Advice on the use of the Otovent nasal balloon for relieving the symptoms of otitis effusion (glue ear) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

PIUR tUS for abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance and endovascular aneurysm repair endoleak detection (MIB200)

Advice on the use of PIUR tUS for abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance and endovascular aneurysm repair endoleak detection to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published December 2019

eXroid for internal haemorrhoids (MIB201)

Advice on the use of eXroid, using direct current electrotherapy to blood vessels of internal haemorrhoid to shrink haemorrhoids, to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published December 2019

The OraQuick HCV point‑of‑care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies (MIB24)

Advice on the use of the OraQuick HCV point-of-care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2015

S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation (MIB68)

Advice on the use of the S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

Long-acting reversible contraception: subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA‑SC) (ESNM31)

Summary of the evidence on subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) for long-acting reversible contraception..

Evidence summary Published January 2014

Medicines management assistants: to reduce medicine wastage

The destruction of wasted medicines is a huge problem within hospitals and is very costly to the NHS. Traditionally, unused medicines are sent by...

QP Case Study Published August 2016

Medicines optimisation peer review: improving prescribing and lowering costs

It can be difficult for prescribers to keep abreast of the large volume of relevant guidance and research. They must identify important new...

QP Case Study Published September 2016

Community triage for lower limb vascular concerns: reducing the burden on hospitals

The Salford lower limb vascular assessment and triage service provides assessments, diagnosis and clinical management plans for patients with...

QP Case Study Published October 2016

Improving and maintaining medicines reconciliation on admission

North Bristol NHS Trust is a trust in South West England. It has approximately 1,000 beds, and treats about 70,000 patients annually via elective and

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Think twice, ask once: reducing preventable waste in theatre

A baseline assessment of current practice of use of hospital supplies in 2 surgical theatres was carried out. An initiative to preduce preventable...

QP Case Study Published January 2017

Liverpool Healthy Homes: Delivering sustainable house and housing improvements

The Liverpool Healthy Homes Programme (LHHP) aims to deliver sustainable health and housing improvements and reduce the burden on NHS care by...

QP Case Study Published April 2017

Centralised Nurse-led Vascular Access Team within Radiology

A centralised, nurse-led vascular access team has been funded and set up. Three nurses within the Radiology Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Chemotherapy production: Reducing patient waiting times and increasing efficiency

Musgrove Park Hospital has a 14-bed oncology ward, a 12-bed haematology ward and a chemotherapy day unit with 19 chairs. The hospital provides these

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Cost and risk management in critical care: reducing the use of colloids

n the past, colloid fluid therapy was used as the primary resuscitation fluid in critically ill people. Increasing evidence (in this case from the...

QP Case Study Published October 2015

Supply chain management and collaboration: cardiology device procurement

This initiative helps organisations within a large geographical area (in this case the South West) to smooth price differentials while maintaining...

QP Case Study Published November 2015