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Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) network, Peter Mulholland, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

 

Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) network, Peter Mulholland, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) network, Peter Mulholland, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

Why do you use NHS Networks?

It is a very easy to use message board facility. We have tried other types of message board in the past and NHS Networks is, by far, the easiest to use. We currently have 376 pharmacists using our board and the volume of messaging far exceeds what we managed with other systems, mainly because of its ease of use.

Why do you like it?

It facilitates communication in a easy to use manner. Users can respond directly to messages from their email programme. It is particularly helpful for pharmacists who are not working in a specialist hospital, or may be the only neonatal /paediatric pharmacist in their hospital as it allows them to interact with their peer group.

What has it helped you do?

We use it for communication between neonatal and paediatric pharmacists.  After the MHRA announcement on Domperidone it allowed us to have a discussion between paediatric pharmacists to help shape a statement on the continued use of this medicine in paediatrics. We are looking to summarise some of the topics discussed on the message board into short articles that can be used as in information and education resource for paediatric and neonatal pharmacists.

In summary

The way the message boards group topics together has allowed us to product articles based on practice on units that can be shared with a wider audience.


Peter Mulholland