Pharmacy NSAIDS toolkit

Please note hard copies of the Safer Care Bundle will be sent to pharmacies throughout July

What is the Pharmacy NSAIDS toolkit? 

The NSAIDs toolkit aims to improve safety for patients taking these medications. There are two bundles to address this.  

  1. NSAIDs Safer Care Bundle –  This bundle aims to improve the clinical care of patients who take NSAIDs in addition to other medication. It acts as a prompt to pharmacists to consider key points, including a patient needs assessment and identification of ‘high risk’ patients along with potential interventions when processing a prescription for NSAIDs.
  2. NSAIDs Communication Care Bundle – This bundle supports pharmacy teams to deliver key messages to patients being dispensed or purchasing NSAIDs.

Are you a dispensing GP practice? View the NSAIDS toolkit for dispensing GPs

 

NSAIDs Safer Care bundle for Pharmacists

This bundle which aims to improve the clinical care of patients who take NSAIDs in addition to other medication contains:

Each bundle includes a toolkit guidance booklet, an awareness poster as reminder to staff. The bundle also includes a data collection sheet and four run chart sheets, for teams to track their data. If your team prefers to capture data electronically, data can be entered into the Excel data collection tool. The electronic data collection tool will produce charts for both the Communication and Safer Care Bundle elements.

Download our NSAIDs Excel data collection tool (xlsx.)

Evaluation

We would appreciate if you could take two minutes to answer the following three questions on the NSAIDs Safer Care Bundle you recently received from us. Follow the link to the NSAIDs Safer Care bundle evaluation to give your feedback. 

Supporting materials

  • Our FAQs may answer any questions you have about the Safer Care bundle.
  • Triple Whammy list which contains the most common medications. 
  • Professional references list for pharmacists. 
  • This webinar provides basic information on how to implement the NSAIDs Safer Care Bundle. It should be used with the Communication Care Bundle Guide. You need to be a pharmacist and logged into Turas Learn before you access the webinar.
  • Further resources to support continuous quality improvement in the community pharmacy setting are available here:

 

NSAIDs Communication Care Bundle for all pharmacy staff

This bundle supports pharmacy teams to deliver key messages to patients being dispensed or purchasing NSAIDS. The NSAIDs Communication Care bundle guide includes information on how to use the following resources: 

Resources to support implementation:

Resources required for data collection:

  • Information guide about data collection sheet
  • Data collection sheet
  • Run chart 1
  • Run chart 2
  • Run chart 3
  • Run chart 4

If your team prefers to capture data electronically, data can be entered into the Excel data collection tool. The electronic data collection tool will produce charts for both the Communication and Safer Care Bundle elements.

Download our NSAIDs Excel data collection tool for the communication bundle (xlsx.)

 

Supporting materials

 

Local printing

Print-ready versions of the Medicine Sick Day Rules card and leaflets are available to download along with guidance for external print companies. A print-ready version of the NSAIDs Safety Information card is available to download.

Further supplies are expected to be managed locally. 

Contact Us

For further support, please contact your local quality improvement contact or the Primary Care Improvement Portfolio at

hcis.pcpteam@nhs.net