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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.

Medicines Safety Assurance Tool

The Medicines Safety Assurance Tool (MSAT) is provided as a PDF document for reference. To request the spreadsheet solution of this safety tool, or for more information about this tool, to make a comment, or share a safety issue please contact

The MSAT was developed to improve the management of medicines related risk to patients. It is intended to provide commissioners with a systematic way of identifying and analysing emerging medicines safety issues and engage with providers to reduce medicines related harm.


Date Added: 31 - Jan - 2019

Advice for healthcare professionals:

  • Ensure the patient or carer, or both, are trained and understand optimal use of their adrenaline auto injector device.
  • Advise the patient or carer, or both, to carry two adrenaline auto injectors at all times.
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Date Added: 29 - Jul - 2015

The Pan Mersey Safety subgroup recommends that all patients using a high dose Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) should be made aware of the risks of harm and be given an ICS or Steroid Treatment Card

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