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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: 25 - Jul - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of GALCANEZUMAB solution for injection (Emgality®▼) for prophylaxis of migraine.

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Date Added: 24 - Apr - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of DPP-4 inhibitors in accordance with NG28-Type 2 diabetes in adults: management.

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Date Added: 27 - Jul - 2016

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of GLP-1 mimetics in combination with insulin for type 2 diabetes, only with specialist care advice and ongoing support from a consultant-led MDT.

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Date Added: 13 - Feb - 2013

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of GLUCOSAMINE products with or without CHONDROITIN.

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Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of golimumab injection (Simponi®), by specialists only, for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in accordance with NICE TA497.

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Date Added: 11 - Apr - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of golimumab injection (Simponi®) for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, and in patients fitting other criteria commissioned by Pan Mersey CCGs, as listed.

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Date Added: 09 - Nov - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of GUSELKUMAB solution for injection (Tremfya®▼) in specialist settings only, for treating plaque psoriasis in accordance with NICE TA521.

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