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BMA Concise Guide to Medicines and Drugs

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The essential quick reference to more than 2,500 medicines and drugs, with all content checked and approved by the British Medical Association (BMA).

Find out all you need to know about the prescription drugs and medicines currently on the market with this fully-updated guide to using medication safely and effectively.

BMA Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs is an easy-to-use edition which provides clear explanations on how drugs work and gives advice on the uses, actions, risks, and side effects associated with the most widely used prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs.

Updated information on travel vaccinations and childhood immunization schedules help make this an indispensable handbook for every household.
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machman12093 h, 20 m ago

Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 …Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 years of it.


Sounds like it is indeed time to retire if that's your attitude and you're willing to post it publicly...

Speaking for the new blood such as Tutankhamark and myself I'd like to reassure those we serve. The NHS is not perfect and needs fixing granted. Until that happens we'll be on the front line working our socks off to do everything we can.

Dr M
repouk1 h, 9 m ago

From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who …From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.


As a junior doctor myself, this is disappointing to read. I work hundreds of hours a week (including studying for postgrad exams, courses, teaching, research) and have the upmost respect for all my colleagues in the NHS, from cleaners to consultants. Of course a senior nurse with 30 years experience will know more about certain things than me, but I’m learning and building.
I worked Christmas and New Years, away from my family for the sake of caring for people I don’t know. And I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I’m not asking for praise, just sharing.
machman12091 h, 58 m ago

Senior staff nurse please, I work for a living!


Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no surgeon involved or even having to break bad new? Or the consultant speeding into the OR at 3am to operate on the 6 year old with a perforated appendix?
Lest no forget the wretched GMC with their bellicose attitude to the treatment of doctors.

There is no "I" in team NHS...
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Great for your rich hypochondriac aunt who doesn't know how to use the internet but you want her to worry herself to death because you're in the will and you need the money
I'll stick with the BNF thanks.
repouk29 m ago

Great for your rich hypochondriac aunt who doesn't know how to use the …Great for your rich hypochondriac aunt who doesn't know how to use the internet but you want her to worry herself to death because you're in the will and you need the money


Lol
machman120927 m ago

I'll stick with the BNF thanks.


Ok Doc!
Alandure34 m ago

Ok Doc!


Senior staff nurse please, I work for a living!
machman120929 m ago

Senior staff nurse please, I work for a living!


WOW
BMA most useless single organisation...
machman12091 h, 58 m ago

Senior staff nurse please, I work for a living!


Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no surgeon involved or even having to break bad new? Or the consultant speeding into the OR at 3am to operate on the 6 year old with a perforated appendix?
Lest no forget the wretched GMC with their bellicose attitude to the treatment of doctors.

There is no "I" in team NHS...
Sammy8612 m ago

Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no …Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no surgeon involved or even having to break bad new? Or the consultant speeding into the OR at 3am to operate on the 6 year old with a perforated appendix?Lest no forget the wretched GMC with their bellicose attitude to the treatment of doctors. There is no "I" in team NHS...


Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 years of it.
Sammy862 h, 0 m ago

Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no …Oh yes and that maglimant growth just pops out if the patient... no surgeon involved or even having to break bad new? Or the consultant speeding into the OR at 3am to operate on the 6 year old with a perforated appendix?Lest no forget the wretched GMC with their bellicose attitude to the treatment of doctors. There is no "I" in team NHS...


From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.

Edited by: "repouk" 13th Jan
repouk45 m ago

From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who …From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.


Ermm... that is a very misguided and irresponsible comment.
Perhaps you should publicise this under your real name & especially to the 10000 plus "junior doctors"... which can be those just graduated to post specialist fellows.
The problem here in comes to respecting each other's roles and the hierarchy that has been washed away due to from what I have read / told by medical friends - this whole PC culture pandering to nurses and managers. This is neither the case in the USA or South Africa.
But gladly I have private health insurance and many medical friends trainees and consultants so I am sorted
Sammy8615 m ago

Ermm... that is a very misguided and irresponsible comment.Perhaps you …Ermm... that is a very misguided and irresponsible comment.Perhaps you should publicise this under your real name & especially to the 10000 plus "junior doctors"... which can be those just graduated to post specialist fellows.The problem here in comes to respecting each other's roles and the hierarchy that has been washed away due to from what I have read / told by medical friends - this whole PC culture pandering to nurses and managers. This is neither the case in the USA or South Africa.But gladly I have private health insurance and many medical friends trainees and consultants so I am sorted


Simple statement of fact gained first hand. Are you seriously trying to use the US healthcare system as a positive? Good grief...


"But gladly..."
So really, you haven't a clue then.

Edited by: "repouk" 13th Jan
repouk1 h, 1 m ago

From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who …From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.


what experience is that? Experience of what?

What a load of rubbish, nurses are excellent..... at nursing duties.
The most junior of junior doctors are inexperienced.... because they just graduated.
Edited by: "shareef" 13th Jan
repouk1 h, 9 m ago

From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who …From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.


As a junior doctor myself, this is disappointing to read. I work hundreds of hours a week (including studying for postgrad exams, courses, teaching, research) and have the upmost respect for all my colleagues in the NHS, from cleaners to consultants. Of course a senior nurse with 30 years experience will know more about certain things than me, but I’m learning and building.
I worked Christmas and New Years, away from my family for the sake of caring for people I don’t know. And I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I’m not asking for praise, just sharing.
machman12093 h, 20 m ago

Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 …Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 years of it.


Sounds like it is indeed time to retire if that's your attitude and you're willing to post it publicly...

Speaking for the new blood such as Tutankhamark and myself I'd like to reassure those we serve. The NHS is not perfect and needs fixing granted. Until that happens we'll be on the front line working our socks off to do everything we can.

Dr M
repouk37 m ago

Simple statement of fact gained first hand. Are you seriously trying to …Simple statement of fact gained first hand. Are you seriously trying to use the US healthcare system as a positive? Good grief..."But gladly..."So really, you haven't a clue then.


More of a clue than you my friend.

"Simple statement of fact" gained first hand?

Who is this then? I'm sure your phonebook has close friends, family and acquaintances including trainees/non-trainees/consultants in neurosurgery, paediatrics, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology, dermatology, maxiofaccial surgery...I could go on. And that is only in this country. Then the list of clinical nurse specialists, professors, sisters. Not forgoing family in the USA who are consultants and republican party donors.

But well what would I know... as you say I have no clue...
machman12093 h, 28 m ago

Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 …Try working in it. There is no team nhs. Thank god I'm retiring after 37 years of it.


Well that's the managers and the DoH to blame for that...
Edited by: "Sammy86" 13th Jan
repouk18 m ago

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Hahaha...
Chip on your shoulder... have you displayed your NVQ certificate on your wall...

Nice ad hominem attack... demonstrating your intellectual prowess.

The problem with people of your ilk it becomes incumbent for one to name drop...

[quote=] Simple statement of fact gained first hand.... [/quote]

As I said in the aforementioned post... do you have such contacts in your phonebook to qualify your statement?
Cant wait for UK Health Care to go private. Then, it will all be "deserve what you pay"! And the healthcare workers will get paid what they deserve too! Most importantly, HUKD will be flooded with healthcare deals! "Cheapest Appendicectomy, Get Hysterectomy FREE Too!" Lets crush the NHS to bits & pieces! Blame the doctors & nurses!
Sammy861 h, 35 m ago

Ermm... that is a very misguided and irresponsible comment.Perhaps you …Ermm... that is a very misguided and irresponsible comment.Perhaps you should publicise this under your real name & especially to the 10000 plus "junior doctors"... which can be those just graduated to post specialist fellows.The problem here in comes to respecting each other's roles and the hierarchy that has been washed away due to from what I have read / told by medical friends - this whole PC culture pandering to nurses and managers. This is neither the case in the USA or South Africa.But gladly I have private health insurance and many medical friends trainees and consultants so I am sorted


Private health care? Good luck with that. I've needed investigations in Nuffield health centres who can't cope with all the NHS patients they're being sent. You need to wake up sunshine.
Emc medicines is a great resource for medicine info medicines.org.uk/emc it's more useful than the BNF in my opinion. If you want more comprehensive information look at the SPCs (summary of product characteristics) and not the PILs (patient information leaflets)
Sammy8632 m ago

Hahaha...Chip on your shoulder... have you displayed your NVQ certificate …Hahaha...Chip on your shoulder... have you displayed your NVQ certificate on your wall...Nice ad hominem attack... demonstrating your intellectual prowess.The problem with people of your ilk it becomes incumbent for one to name drop...[quote=] Simple statement of fact gained first hand.... [/quote]As I said in the aforementioned post... do you have such contacts in your phonebook to qualify your statement?


It's 9pm, have you done your homework yet?
repouk2 h, 41 m ago

From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who …From extensive recent experience, the staff nurses are the only ones who know WTF they are doing (apart from a few consultants). I'm not sure how any of the junior doctors I met actually made it through med school.


Wow, it's almost as if medicine is complex.
Sammy861 h, 10 m ago

More of a clue than you my friend."Simple statement of fact" gained first …More of a clue than you my friend."Simple statement of fact" gained first hand?Who is this then? I'm sure your phonebook has close friends, family and acquaintances including trainees/non-trainees/consultants in neurosurgery, paediatrics, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology, dermatology, maxiofaccial surgery...I could go on. And that is only in this country. Then the list of clinical nurse specialists, professors, sisters. Not forgoing family in the USA who are consultants and republican party donors.But well what would I know... as you say I have no clue...


Just so happens either my phonebook or wife’s contains contacts for many people that are in your list. Failing that I’ll just ask my kids friends parents or my neighbours, rather than phone them. Do I win a prize?

The US is only a winner on immediacy of care and modernity... if you have money. I’ll take our NHS over that any day, even with my access to private care.

The only people who support a US style health system are the ones who have something to lose if it changes. Whether that be their direct earnings, share funds, pension pot, social status, etc.
machman120942 m ago

Private health care? Good luck with that. I've needed investigations in …Private health care? Good luck with that. I've needed investigations in Nuffield health centres who can't cope with all the NHS patients they're being sent. You need to wake up sunshine.


You too "sunshine"...
Not from what experience you have had as mine and others has been quite the opposite. Although when one has friends in the NHS, one can avoid the wait and expense
repouk32 m ago

It's 9pm, have you done your homework yet?


Did they teach you that in your NVQ?

Homework is called critical appraisal of the literature for us educated adults.

By the way for your information I have been a member since 2007, if I were 16 or of the age todo home work (even 18), at the most I would have been 7 years old when I joined albeit a pretty intelligent 7 year old
Oneday7722 m ago

Just so happens either my phonebook or wife’s contains contacts for many p …Just so happens either my phonebook or wife’s contains contacts for many people that are in your list. Failing that I’ll just ask my kids friends parents or my neighbours, rather than phone them. Do I win a prize? The US is only a winner on immediacy of care and modernity... if you have money. I’ll take our NHS over that any day, even with my access to private care. The only people who support a US style health system are the ones who have something to lose if it changes. Whether that be their direct earnings, share funds, pension pot, social status, etc.


Agreed, the NHS pound for pound is or should I say was the best health system until 2010. The American system is just that, reflection of ones own financial state. In the UK interventions especially operative are carried out if necessary whereas the US there is a financial incentive. Patient satisfaction plummeting in 2011...

kingsfund.org.uk/blo…011

Yes of course you win a prize... my number in your phone book :P
Sammy8622 m ago

Did they teach you that in your NVQ?Homework is called critical appraisal …Did they teach you that in your NVQ?Homework is called critical appraisal of the literature for us educated adults.By the way for your information I have been a member since 2007, if I were 16 or of the age todo home work (even 18), at the most I would have been 7 years old when I joined albeit a pretty intelligent 7 year old


Give up kid, you're just making yourself look even more pathetic everytime you open your mouth.
Hands up . This is all my fault, I should not have called the nurse ‘Doc’. . Lesson learnt. Will never repeat the mistake ever again *peace*
Edited by: "Alandure" 13th Jan
repouk37 m ago

Give up kid, you're just making yourself look even more pathetic everytime …Give up kid, you're just making yourself look even more pathetic everytime you open your mouth.


One types with their fingers not their mouth, unless now you are denigrating people with disabilities.
Additionally, if I am 16 years old, why are you arguing with a teenage/child/non-adult... perhaps the moderators should be concerned.
I work in the NHS too and I love my job, the Nasty Party obviously want to privatise it but let's hope the public sees sense and boots them out before they get their wish. Nice deal by the way
Tutankhamark3 h, 25 m ago

As a junior doctor myself, this is disappointing to read. I work hundreds …As a junior doctor myself, this is disappointing to read. I work hundreds of hours a week (including studying for postgrad exams, courses, teaching, research) and have the upmost respect for all my colleagues in the NHS, from cleaners to consultants. Of course a senior nurse with 30 years experience will know more about certain things than me, but I’m learning and building. I worked Christmas and New Years, away from my family for the sake of caring for people I don’t know. And I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I’m not asking for praise, just sharing.


I echo this.

I am the most junior of junior doctors at the moment and have great respect for everybody in the ward I am working. I'm clearly not going to know everything but work tirelessly to make sure patients receive the best care & escalate things when I don't know the answer. I go home and continue to build my portfolio and reflect on the day & read up on anything saw which was unfamiliar to me. In response to the poster you quoted, It's certainly the case that other staff can come across more confident than FY1s. I'd rather have somebody double-check something than be overly confident though

As for this deal, I feel medicines-complete & the BNF are sufficient. The BMA should stick to being a union for its members and actually become good at that, rather than focusing on books / global health / public health issues.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 13th Jan
Or check out Ebay as The Works are doing this for the same price with free postage, otherwise you've got to pay and extra £2.99p&p on orders under £20
machman120913th Jan

I'll stick with the BNF thanks.


Fair enough but at £45 from Amazon most who don't work for the NHS would be happy to pay £2.40 for the BMA book
I guess you get yours free on the NHS...
Mr.Rossi4 m ago

Fair enough but at £45 from Amazon most who don't work for the NHS would …Fair enough but at £45 from Amazon most who don't work for the NHS would be happy to pay £2.40 for the BMA book I guess you get yours free on the NHS...


I mostly used the app at work but retirement beckons, thank god!
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