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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (MIB197)

Advice on the use of Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (SSI) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2019

Suicide prevention: optimising medicines and reducing access to medicines as a means of suicide (KTT24)

KTT24 Suicide prevention: optimising medicines and reducing access to medicines as a means of suicide Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Shared decision making (KTT23)

KTT23 Shared decision making Key points In the context of medicines optimisation, shared

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

InterDry for intertrigo (MIB192)

Advice on the use of InterDry for intertrigo (inflammatory skin rash) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (MIB191)

Advice on the use of UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

SuperNO2VA for the relief of upper airway obstruction in people with obstructive sleep apnoea (MIB190)

Advice on the use of SuperNO2VA for the relief of upper airway obstruction in people with obstructive sleep apnoea to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety (MIB193)

Advice on the use of Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

The V.A.C. Veraflo Therapy system for infected wounds (MIB189)

Advice on the use of the V.A.C. Veraflo Therapy system for infected wounds to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 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

Improving the quality of care for men with lower urinary tract symptoms: shared decision making

The purpose of the initiative was to improve the quality of care for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Clinical peer review was focused

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Wireless working in hospitals: Improving efficiency and safety of out-of hours

Coordination and communication between hospital wards and team members has been a major issue locally and nationally. Standard pager and landline

QP Case Study Published March 2016

Improving diagnosis and quality of care for people with IBS across Somerset

In 2011, a multidisciplinary group including representatives from primary and secondary care assessed the implementation of NICE's IBS guidance (...

QP Case Study Published July 2016

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

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

Crisis response falls team: reducing admissions and repeat falls

Falls-related calls make up about 20% of all calls received by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS); approximately 90,000 calls per year....

QP Case Study Published September 2016

Ensuring appropriate use of monitored dosage systems: reducing unnecessary pharmacy workload

This initiative aims to reduce the inappropriate use of monitored dosage systems by ensuring they are only issued on a case-by-case basis to address

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Home administration of intravenous diuretics to heart failure patients: Increasing productivity and improving quality of care

Originally a 2-year pilot programme to assess safe and effective ways for specialist nursing teams to administer intravenous (IV) diuretics to people

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Podiatry education to empower patients to self-care

Many surveys have reported a high number of people suffering from foot problems. According to Farndon et al (2006) the type of foot conditions...

QP Case Study Published July 2015

Template reports for radiology cancer staging: improving information to guide treatment decisions

This initiative uses templates to record tumour staging information from magnetic resonance (MR) investigations. The information provided

QP Case Study Published July 2015