MAPPS – Medicines Information Leaflets


Hers is information on the new version of the MaPPs2 User Guide & subscriptions guide which will undoubtedly aid and assist you following the transition to the new system recently.

 

As a reminder, MaPPs is a bespoke electronic medicines information system which provides up-to-date patient information on almost all drugs currently available in the UK both licenced and unlicensed.

 

Each drug on the MaPPs system provides key information in patient friendly language using less than 300 words  on the following:-

 

  • What the drug is and what is it has been prescribed for
  • How the drug is taken it
  • Possible side effects
  • Warnings and Cautions

 

The intention is that healthcare professionals in general practices and community pharmacies across City & Hackney can print personalised leaflets for our patients and residents who take medicines regularly. These leaflets should facilitate an interactive discussions with our patients  and  also provide them with a record of key information for the patient to refer to, as and when needed.  MaPPs leaflets are not intended to replace manufacturers’ Patient Information Leaflets (PILs), as it still remains a legal requirement for a PIL to be supplied with every dispensed medicinal product.

 

The MaPPs web link is http://mimapps.org/live/index.php?t=72680

 

A webinar demonstration of MaPPs and an example of a MaPPs patient information leaflet are available on the City and Hackney CCG Intranet via the following link: http://www.cityandhackneyccg.nhs.uk/about-us/mapps-demo.htm

 

If you would like further information on MaPPs feel free to contact the City and Hackney CCG Medicines Management team on email:cahccg.cityandhackneymedicines@nhs.net. For technical support please contact the Mistura team (creators of MaPPs) on 01670 528451.

 

Please forward this email to members of staff within your team.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Katti (on behalf of the Medicines Management Team)

 

Katti Nwosu

Prescribing Adviser

NHS City & Hackney CCG

3RD Floor/ A Block / St Leonards Hospital/ Nuttall Street / London/ N1 5LZ

Telephone: 0203 816 3224

Secure team generic email: cahccg.cityandhackneymedicines@nhs.net

 

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