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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline covers medicines support for adults aged 18 and over who are receiving social care in the community. See guideline here.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is consulting about managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community which closes on November 11, 2016. Information on the National Care Forum website.

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Read about it herewith Thursday being European Antibiotic Awareness Day. For more information, click here. You can read more about the key messages for antibiotic use here, and also information on how to be an Antibiotic Guardian.

A medical device alert for automatically retracting safety syringes, including insulin syringes, manufactured by Medicina Ltd has been issued. There are two problems - a risk of needle stick injury as they may not automatically retract, and the shelf life stated on the devices is incorrect, compromising the sterility of the product. Click on Field Safety Notice for details.

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) comment on the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in people with a learning disability. From SCIE website newsdesk.