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Updates following the September 2019 Area Prescribing Committee Meeting
Red, Green Specialist Initiation and Amber classification
Naltrexone – Hailey-Hailey disease
Tildrakizumab- plaque psoriasis in adults
Dacomitinib – untreated epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer
Ocrelizumab – primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Green Specialist Initiation
Brivaracetam – partial onset seizures for paediatric use
Cyproterone – anti-androgen for gender dysphoria
Flash Glucose Monitoring – Updated July 2019
We have been working with diabetes specialists in West Yorkshire and Harrogate to update our policies on flash glucose monitoring, following the publication of new guidance from NHS England, and to agree a single policy for all nine clinical commissioning groups.
A Flash Glucose commissioning policy for West Yorkshire and Harrogate has been approved and will start to implement the NHS England guidance regarding “Flash Glucose Monitoring: National Arrangements for Funding of Relevant Diabetes Patients.” The Diabetes Specialist Teams in local areas will be responsible for assessing whether patients meet the criteria in this guidance, starting flash glucose monitoring and ongoing review. The continued supply of the flash glucose monitoring sensors will transfer to the patients GP practice.
There are now available adult and paediatric patient agreement forms for Flash Glucose Monitoring here
Primary Care Antimicrobial Guidelines
On 16 January 2019 the South West Yorkshire Area Prescribing Committee approved local use of the new NICE/PHE managing common infections guidance.
This supersedes our local primary care guideline. As NICE/PHE have not completed all sections yet, we will continue to use local guidelines for those sections.
NICE/PHE – introduction to guidelines
NICE/PHE table – managing common infections (whole guideline)
Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme
Skin preparations (including emollients)
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has produced YouTube Videos for the public and patients and one for healthcare professionals warning that skin preparations can increase the risk of a fire developing. The YouTube videos have been added to the following sections of the website for information and discussion: Medicines Alerts and Safety Issues, Patient Information and Care Homes. There is also information on the Fire Service’s website. The MHRA has issued a press release.