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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: 30 - Mar - 2020

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of PATIROMER powder for oral suspension (Veltassa®▼) for emergency treatment of life-threatening hyperkalaemia in adults in accordance with NICE TA623.

Date Added: 30 - Mar - 2020

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of PATIROMER powder for oral suspension (Veltassa®▼) for persistent hyperkalaemia in adults following initiation by a specialist in accordance with NICE TA623.

Date Added: 28 - Nov - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of PENTOSAN POLYSULFATE SODIUM capsules (Elmiron®), by specialists only, for treating bladder pain syndrome in accordance with NICE TA610.

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Date Added: 05 - Oct - 2018

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends generic sildenafil as the first choice phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Body System:
Date Added: 27 - Mar - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of PITOLISANT tablets (Wakix®▼), by specialists working in a regional and national tertiary commissioned sleep service only, for the treatment of Narcolepsy with or without cataplexy in those who are contraindicated or have not tolerated other standard treatments.

Black NHS West Lancashire CCG

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Date Added: 26 - Jun - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of voriconazole or posaconazole, by GPs or specialists, for Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis.

Date Added: 24 - May - 2018

The Pan-Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of Potassium Hydroxide 5% (MolluDab® or Molutrex®) on the NHS. Patients are advised to purchase MolluDab® or Molutrex® if they wish.

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Date Added: 26 - Apr - 2019

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not currently recommend the prescribing of PRASTERONE pessaries (Intrarosa®▼) for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women having moderate to severe symptoms.

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Date Added: 08 - Jan - 2015

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of PREDNISOLONE ENTERIC COATED 2.5 mg and 5 mg tablets.

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