Drug of the Week

British National Formulary (BNF)

British National Formulary no. 66

Free registration for online access in the UK at http://www.bnf.org. Or ask for an old one from your GP, or find the most recent in hospital libraries. Good for information about individual drugs; prescribing guidelines.

eMC

eMC medicines information

http://www.medicines.org.uk
Good for a bit more detail about side-effects and the interactions are on the same page, making it a bit easier to find them. It also has photos of the medicines.

NICE medicines information

NICE medicines information

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/about-evidence-services/content-and-sources/medicines-information
Lots of information here, but it is not always simple to use. Searching by the full drug name gives the best results, bringing you to a page where you can access the BNF entry online, NICE (and other) guidance and sometimes a section called ‘Current Awareness’ which gives links to articles on prescribing issues related to that drug.

NICE example page

MHRA Education modules

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/ConferencesLearningCentre/LearningCentre/index.htm

Free online modules about the use and risks of selected drugs and devices

Medicines learning modules

The Cochrane Library

http://www.thecochranelibrary.com

Produce evidence reviews from medical research for clinicians and NICE.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library

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General tips on presentations

Here is a short pdf file about giving a presentation:

Giving a presentation

And an interesting TED Talk that might help you with your delivery:

How to speak so that people want to listen, a TED Talk by Julian Treasure

 

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