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NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) prescribing newsletter - March 2014
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Tees CCGs


Modified Release Morphine preparations

From 1st March 2014, South Tees Foundation Trust will be switching the brand of Morphine Sulphate Modified release that they currently stock. They will move from Morphgesic tablets to ZOMORPH CAPSULES ( morphine sulphate m/r capsules ).

Zomorph Capsules should be swallowed whole with water but where patients are unable to swallow capsules they can be opened and sprinkled onto a spoonful of semisolid food then swallowed .

Tees Baby milk guidance

This guidance has been reviewed and re-issued. The guidance remains the same as before however the quantities recommended for prescribing have been removed and replaced with an appendix with manufacturers guidelines, a rough guide to how much milk is required and a cost comparisons sheet.

Reminder

Lactose free milk is a similar price to standard formula milk.

Colief® is only recommended for lactose intolerant babies.

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