Guidance on prescribing and using Anxiolytics and Hypnotics

 In Clinical Guidelines, NHS Guidelines

The Welsh Medicines Partnership has produced a comprehensive and well-referenced educational pack (72 pages) on prescribing anxiolytics and hypnotics in primary and secondary care.

It explains the mechanism of action and uses of the drugs, initiating and monitoring treatment and withdrawal of the medication. Rating scales and assessment tools are included.

The guidance is available to download from:…


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