UKCPA publishes first national guideline on the peri-operative management of medicines


On 29th September, the UKCPA published the Handbook of Peri-operative Medicines, developed by the UKCPA Surgery & Theatres Group, the first national guidance to professionals working in this area of medicine. The Handbook has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Preoperative Association. Until now there has been no national guideline in existence [...]


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