Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine, Dexamfetamine, Atomoxetine - For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults aged over 17 years and in children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years
Guanfacine - For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years
LSCMMG has granted interim approval for this position statement ONLY. LSCMMG is aware that each locality, prior to the establishment of the ICB, had adopted the 'Over the counter items that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care policy'.
Interim approval has been granted to provide consistency of advice to prescribers whilst the ICB considers whether to adopt the 'Over the counter items that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care policy' across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Amisulpride, Aripiprazole, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Oral Risperidone
This shared prescribing guideline for the second-generation antipsychotic medications listed above has been developed with due consideration to the appropriate NICE Clinical Guidelines (CG) e.g. Bipolar Disorder (CG185), Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Children and Young People (CG155), Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults (CG178), Schizophrenia- Aripiprazole (TA213), Bipolar Disorder- Adolescents (TA292).
Please note: Morecambe Bay CCG has now adopted this Shared-care guideline for all areas, including South Cumbria.
This asthma summary guideline has been created in collaboration with the Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Asthma Group led by Dr Aashish Vyas, with the aim to provide a consistent approach to asthma treatment for adults within LSCMMG.
Medical camouflaging products must only be initiated by a healthcare professional that specialises in skin colour matching and appropriate application techniques.
Please note: these products must only be continued in primary care if the patient’s GP believes issuing such a prescription will continue to significantly reduce the impact of the patient’s medical condition.
This guidance does not apply to the use of Sativex® (delta-9-etrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol) oromucosal spray as an adjunct treatment for moderate to severe spasticity in multiple sclerosis