The following guidelines have been developed in consultation with both primary and secondary care practitioners, and are based on recent nationally approved guidance.
Ticalgrelor– guidance for prescribing ticagrelor to treat acute coronary syndromes (ACS) – in the West Yorkshire Cardiovascular Network.
|Subject||Information or link||APC Date
(n) = New
(a) = Amendment
|Azithromycin||Azithromycin guidance||1st May 2019 (n)
31st July 2019 (a)
|Conjunctivitis||Public Health England does not recommend an exclusion period from school, nursery or childminders except if an outbreak or cluster of cases occurs|
|Diverticulitis – acute||Diverticulitis|
|Leg ulcers||If non healing:|
Seek advice from Tissue Viability Nurse (TVN) for specialised wound management dressings.
The current wound formulary contains contact details for TVNs - it can be found in the wound care formulary
|Prevention of a secondary case of invasive meningococcal, haemophilus influenzae or Group A streptococcal disease||Refer to the West Yorkshire health protection team:|
0113 386 0300 or out of hours 0114 304 9843
|Prevention of secondary case of meningitis||Only prescribe if advised to by local health protection specialist/consultant.|
Contact Public Health England on 0113 386 0300. Out of hours call 0114 304 9843 and ask for public health on-call
|Osteoporosis||Osteoporosis||27th November 2019 (n)|
|Salmonella||Most cases are mild and self-limiting. Seek advice from a microbiologist if treatment considered|
|Surgical site infections treatment options||Surgical site infections|