BOPA collaborate on important issues with other professional organisations in the UK within the pharmacy profession and wider healthcare environment. The documents that BOPA endorses or has contributed to developing can be found here
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