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Due care has been taken in the creation of this website and the documents contained within this website. The content of this website is for reference and information only. In no way should it be used or considered as advice on ones personal health or for any other reason other than for guidance.

Neither the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC) nor its NHS partners will be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error(s) contained within any page(s) within this website. Every effort has been made to ensure that all the content contained in the pages of this website is both accurate and complete.

Most of the information on this website is intended for healthcare professionals. Members of the public seeking advice on medicine related issues are advised to contact their GP, pharmacist or nurse. Alternatively, they may call 111 for the NHS non-emergency service.


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The copyright protected material on this site may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. References to and quotations of prescribing recommendations must faithfully reflect the meaning intended by the Committee. The wording used must be unambiguous and match fully and precisely with the context and content of the original recommendation. The source of any reference or quotation must be identified and wherever reasonably practicable supplied in its original form.

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Guidance on the re-use of public sector information

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Department of Health guidance is also available at:

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The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee can not also guarantee an uninterrupted service to this site. Therefore Pan Mersey APC can not be held responsible for loss of data as a result of unavailability.

Pan Mersey APC can not be held responsible for any sites which are linked through this website, nor of their content. These links are provided for your convenience and reference and information only. Pan Mersey APC can not be held responsible for unavailability of service to these linked sites.

Pan Mersey APC encourages users to establish hypertext links to their website.