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Recommendations

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.

This section contains a list of the policy recommendations of the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee.

Reviews of the new medicines have been conducted by our pharmacists using a number of resources including National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) which is a Special health Authority (SHA) set up in 1999. It is used to give advice to the NHS on best clinical practice including the clinical and cost effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.

Definitions and Criteria for Categorisation of Medicines

Documents

Date Added: 05 - Oct - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of E - Cigarettes, except as part of Local Authority commissioned Stop Smoking Service arrangements.

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Date Added: 31 - Oct - 2017

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of EFLORNITHINE 11.5% Cream (Vaniqa®) for hirsutism.

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Date Added: 19 - Jul - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of Elasticated Viscose Stockinette (‘Viscose’) Garments following specialist recommendation for skin conditions.

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Date Added: 25 - Sep - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of electromagnetic pulse therapy (Actipatch®) for pain relief.

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Date Added: 23 - May - 2017

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of ELTROMBOPAG tablets (Revolade®) for Acquired Severe Aplastic Anaemia (SAA).

Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of ELTROMBOPAG OLAMINE tablets (Revolade®) by Haematologists only, for chronic ITP in accordance with NICE TA293.

Date Added: 11 - Apr - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of ELUXADOLINE Tablets (Truberzi®▼) following specialist initiation for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea in adults in accordance with NICE TA471.

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Date Added: 01 - Oct - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of ERENUMAB pre-filled syringes (Aimovig®▼) for prophylaxis of migraine.

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Date Added: 27 - Mar - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of ERTUGLIFLOZIN film-coated tablets (Steglatro®▼) as monotherapy or with metformin for treating type 2 diabetes in accordance with NICE TA572.

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Date Added: 26 - Jun - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of ERTUGLIFLOZIN film-coated tablets (Steglatro®▼) in a triple therapy regimen for treating type 2 diabetes in accordance with NICE TA583.

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Date Added: 24 - Feb - 2020

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of ESKETAMINE nasal spray solution (Spravato®▼) for treatment-resistant depression.

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Date Added: 11 - Apr - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of etanercept injection for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult-onset Still’s disease, as well as in patients fitting other criteria commissioned by Pan Mersey CCGs, as listed.

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Date Added: 26 - Jun - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of EVOLOCUMAB injection (Repatha SureClick®▼) for reduction of cardiovascular risk in adults with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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Date Added: 30 - Mar - 2016

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of EZETIMIBE (Ezetrol®) for the prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with cholesterol levels within target range.

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