Dementia, MHRA update on Valproate & NHS advice on managing constipation

 In Mental Health, NHS Guidelines, Pharmacy Information

QS184 – Dementia

This NICE quality standard was published in June 2019 and covers preventing dementia, and assessment, management and health and social care support for people with dementia.

It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement and makes seven quality statements on the management of people with suspected dementia, dementia patients and their carers.

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MHRA update on valproate in pregnancy – revised Annual Risk Acknowledgement Form

Following its safety alert in April 2018 about the harm of valproate in pregnancy, the MHRA has revised the Annual Risk Acknowledgement Form following feedback from healthcare professionals and stakeholders. As part of the Pregnancy Prevention Programme, the form must be filled in by the patient (or responsible person) and their specialist at each year’s annual review.

MHRA update:
Revised form:


NHS England advice for managing constipation in people with a learning disability

NHS England has produced resources for families and carers of people with a learning disability to help them know the signs of constipation and what to do if you think someone is constipated. There are leaflets for health care professionals, families and carers and an easy-read version for people with learning difficulties, themselves.











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