From 15th May 2012, the team delivering the work of the NPC will form the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre and will sit alongside the Clinical Guidelines team within the Centre for Clinical Practice.
The NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre will continue to produce information to provide support for those using medicines across the NHS, including information on medicines, prescribing advice, training and education, governance and decision-making. However, there will be some changes to the way in which these outputs are produced and published going forward, as part of the overall work delivered by NICE.
Over the next few weeks we will be launching the Medicines Evidence Commentary. This new resource will echo the format of the NPC Rapid Review, providing a quick and succinct commentary on a recent newsworthy health issue related to prescribing and/or medicines and will be published within outputs such as the Medicines Awareness Weekly, accessible via the alerts section of the Medicines and prescribing homepage of the NICE website.
Although no new Medicines and prescribing content will be published to the NPC legacy website, the extensive catalogue of existing Rapid Reviews, publications, resources and e-learning materials will still be available to view and download for as long as the information contained within them remains accurate and up-to-date.
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