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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: 27 - Mar - 2019

The Pan-Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends that Lactase Enzyme Drops 50,000 units/g (Colief®) are not prescribed on the NHS. Patients are advised to purchase Colief® if they wish.

Date Added: 28 - Feb - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of LESINURAD 200mg TABLETS (Zurampic®▼) for treating chronic hyperuricaemia in people with gout in accordance with NICE TA506 [7th February 2018]

Body System:
Date Added: 01 - Oct - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of lidocaine plaster 5% (Ralvo®, Versatis®), except in limited circumstances outlined.

Body System:
Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of LIRAGLUTIDE (Saxenda®▼) 6mg/ml solution for subcutaneous injection for weight management.

Body System:
Date Added: 21 - Jun - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of LOXAPINE inhalation powder (Adasuve®▼) for mild-to-moderate agitation in adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Body System:
Date Added: 30 - Jan - 2020

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of LUSUTROMBOPAG tablets (Mulpleo®▼), by specialists only, for treating severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease having planned invasive procedures in accordance with NICE TA617