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Coronavirus guidance

Guidance to support primary care prescribers and pharmacists is available from the MLCSU Coronavirus guidance resource page. Links are provided to national resources and regional documents produced by MLCSU, RDTC, and SPS for use by Pan Mersey APC, LSCMMG, and GMMMG.

The list of resources will be updated as new material becomes available so please check back regularly for updates.

The Pan Mersey APC supports the use of COVID-specific guidance issued by NICE, and NHS England and NHS Improvement. During the COVID pandemic this will supersede any APC advice. In the absence of any COVID-specific advice then the usual Pan Mersey guidance and RAG rating will still apply unless otherwise indicated.

Documents

Date Added: 26 - Apr - 2018

If a private consultation identifies a long-term condition or a need for medication which is available as routine NHS treatment, this should be provided as such by the patient's usual primary care prescriber if they are satisfied it is appropriate, and the private provider issues the first prescription.

Date Added: 22 - May - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the sequential use of biological agents, adalimumab, brodalumab, certolizumab, etanercept, guselkumab, infliximab, ixekizumab, secukinumab, tildrakizumab and ustekinumab, in the management of psoriasis according to the attached flowchart.

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Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the sequential use of high cost agents, adalimumab, apremilast▼, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, ixekizumab▼, secukinumab▼, tofacitinib▼ and ustekinumab in the management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in accordance with the recommendations below, and the accompanying flowchart.

PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS and PERIPHERAL SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY: high cost drugs pathway

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