BOPA collaborate on important issues with other professional organisations in the UK and interbnationally within the pharmacy profession and wider healthcare environment. Documents that BOPA acknowledges as useful for its Members, documents that BOPA endorses or documents that BOPA has contributed to developing can be found here
Macmillan/ UKONS Risk Assessment Tool for Primary Healthcare ProfessionalsMacmillan has worked in partnership with health care professionals to develop an Oncology/Haematology Risk Assessment Tool for Primary Healthcare Professionals. This reliable, easily used tool ensures that patients who suffer from complications/toxicities relating to systemic anti-cancer treatment (including chemotherapy) are identified and managed appropriately in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
See post below for Instruction Booklet and also follow link to UKONS http://ukons.org/acute-oncology-forum to access all their great material supporting Acute Oncology and patient assessment including:
The UKONS 24 Hour Triage Tool (V.2.0 2016)
The Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines (V.2.0. 2018)
The Primary Care Risk Assessment
The Oncology/Haematology Telephone Triage Tool Kit for Children and Young People
Macmillan/UKONS Primary-Care-Tool-Instructions-BookletMacmillan has worked in partnership with health care professionals to develop an Oncology/Haematology Risk Assessment Tool for Primary Healthcare Professionals. This reliable, easily used tool ensures that patients who suffer from complications/toxicities relating to systemic anti-cancer treatment (including chemotherapy) are identified and managed appropriately in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
This document gives instructions in how to use the tool
NIHR How to Use Twitter Presentations 1 of 2Please find below the first of two really useful short presentations from National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre.
This presentation is entitled 'Using Social Media in a personal capacity' and it describes how the NHIR is supporting the NHS Professional to social media for their professional benefit.
NIHR How to Use Twitter Presentations 2 of 2Please find below the second of two really useful short presentations from National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre.
This presentation is entitled 'tweeting the evidence' and it describes how the NHIR is encouraging the use of social media to maximise awareness and use of research evidence.
CAR- T cell paperPlease find attached a paper on Car-T cell therapy from our pharmacy colleagues in the ATMP (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Working Party) sub group of NHS Pharmaceutical QA Committee.
Guide to GE3: Hospital Medicines OptimisationThe BOPA committee is working alongside with NHS and pharmaceutical Industry on supporting our members involvement with biosimilar adoption. We have produced our own guidance and encouraged sharing members documents and linking to other resources, including the Cancer Vanguard website and the BBA website. Please find attached a valuable guide to the NHS England Medicines Optimisation CQUINS scheme which aims ‘ to demystify the commissioning of cancer medicines and support hospitals looking to undertake NHS England’s Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) for medicines optimisation, which includes the implementation of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies’. Out thanks to WhyHealth for sharing this resource.
Cancer Care: Expert Professional Practice Curriculum (2014)A copy of the the Royal Pharmaceutical Society professional curriculum to support members with the knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours to advance in their practice.
Please see http://www.rpharms.com/faculty-resources/expert-practice-curricula.asp
Sourcing and Supply of Ready-To-Administer Chemotherapy Doses (December 2016)This NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee guide produced in association with BOPA is aimed at staff in UK NHS hospitals considering or already sourcing their supply of chemotherapy as ready-to-administer doses.
NHS England National dose banding tablesThe Chemotherapy Dose Standardisation initiative has been developed by NHS England’s Medicine Optimisation and Chemotherapy CRGs. Click on link below to go to the individual dose banding tables. The Guide to using the tables is attached.
LINK TO DOSE BANDING TABLES