The 6th edition of the Pocket Prescriber I co-edit with psychiatrist Tim Nicholson has just been launched.
Our aim is to provide core information to junior doctors, nurse and
pharmacist prescribers and medical students and other health
professional students interested in drugs and prescribing.
As in previous editions, there is a listing of ~500 of the most commonly
used medicines, informed by advice from experts in the wide range of
therapeutic disciplines reflecting current medical practice in assessing and treating common medical problems from infection to hypertension and alleviating pain.
also include national guidelines aimed at improving safety and
effectiveness in prescribing, and advice on management of medical
emergencies, supported by guidelines from national and international
professional societies, NICE guidelines and Formulary updates.
Over 110,000 copies of the Pocket Prescriber have entered national and
international circulation since the first edition was published in 2004.
Since 2010, the Pocket Prescriber has been an annually
updated source of prescribing advice.
The Pocket Prescriber is published as a convenient sized small book. The new 2013 edition will shortly also be published as an app for smartphones, laptops and desktop computers.
Suggestions for additional content are very welcome.