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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.

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: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System:
Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System:
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: 28 - Jan - 2021
Supporting documentation

GP letter

Body System:
Date Added: 27 - Apr - 2022
Supporting documentation

 

 

Body System:
Date Added: 28 - 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:
Date Added: 28 - Jul - 2021
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  Halton Place and Sefton Place

Prescribing support information

GP letter

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