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Prescribing support

These documents provide additional information for GPs who are prescribing medication that has been classified Amber Initiated or Amber Retained.

Please see the Shared Care section for shared care frameworks for medicines with Purple classification.

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.

Documents

Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2019
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Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2019
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Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2018
Supporting documentation

Request for prescribing

Request for discharge

Body System:
Date Added: 27 - Feb - 2020

For the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe spasticity in adult patients with multiple sclerosis when other pharmacological treatments for spasticity are ineffective.

Body System:
Date Added: 01 - Mar - 2017
Supporting documentation

GP letter

Body System:
Date Added: 29 - Nov - 2018
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Date Added: 29 - Jul - 2020
Supporting documentation

GP letter

Body System:
Date Added: 27 - Sep - 2017
Body System:
Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2019

These medicines have been categorised as Amber Patient Retained for the indications in this document by the Pan-Mersey Area Prescribing Committee.
They have been categorised as Red for infertility and hypersexuality.

GP letter

Body System:
Amber retained
Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2018
Supporting documentation

GP letter

Body System:
Date Added: 26 - Apr - 2018
Amber initiated
Date Added: 11 - Apr - 2018
Body System:
Date Added: 30 - Nov - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of methadone tablets (Physeptone®) in adults following initiation by a consultant in pain medicine in a tertiary centre.

 Red  NHS Halton CCG

Prescribing support information

GP letter

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Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2018
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Date Added: 29 - Jan - 2020