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Guidelines

Transition of Commissioning Policies

On 1st July 2022 NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board (ICB) became the new statutory body responsible for ensuring health care services are available to meet the reasonable needs of the people of Cheshire & Merseyside.

Until such time as a single suite of commissioning policies can be developed and adopted, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside will continue to adopt and operate the CCG policies it has inherited at Place/borough level, which means that there will be no immediate change in commissioning policy for local people resident in those Places/boroughs from what was in place prior to 1st July 2022.

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Policies

 

Coronavirus guidance

Guidance to support primary care prescribers and pharmacists is available from the MLCSU Coronavirus guidance resource page.

Documents

Date Added: 30 - Nov - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends that antipsychotics prescribed for BPSD should be initiated by a dementia specialist and reviewed in accordance with NICE/SCIE guidelines.

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Date Added: 30 - Nov - 2018

Pharmacological treatment pathway 2018

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Date Added: 30 - Jul - 2020
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Date Added: 26 - May - 2022

Aintree University Hospital Sleep Service Pathway

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Date Added: 30 - Nov - 2018

This guideline is for use in primary care for initial management, not in specialist pain service settings.

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Date Added: 14 - Aug - 2018

This document aims to discourage the inappropriate initiation and prescribing of opioids and gabapentinoids for non-neuropathic, non-palliative chronic pain.

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Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends that psychotropic drugs in people with a learning disability, autism or both should be reviewed and reduced in primary care in line with NHS England (NHSE) guidelines. Psychotropics should be initiated by a learning disability specialist.

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