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.
NHS England has advised CCGs that a prescription for the treatment of infrequent constipation should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care. The NHS England guidance applies to short term, infrequent constipation caused by changes in lifestyle or diet such as lack of water or movement or changes in diet. GPs should continue to prescribe laxatives to manage acute constipation with more complex aetiology (e.g. iatrogenic) and chronic constipation.
The NHS England guidance does not apply to the management of children and laxatives for children should continue to be prescribed by GPs.
The purpose of this guideline is to assist primary care practitioners to advise patients of the appropriate monitoring regimen for their clinical condition and diabetes type and to ensure appropriate volumes of testing strips are supplied.
The Lancashire and South Cumbria Self-Care and Access to OTC Medicines – Template policy has been developed for use by care homes in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The policy must be reviewed by each care home for suitability and finalised prior to use.
This policy MUST be read in conjunction with the local or care home medicines policy
This guidance has been produced to facilitate the safe prescribing of LMWHs in primary care. It provides an overview of points to be considered when initiating LMWHs and when transferring prescribing responsibilities to or from another organisation.
This is a summary document intended for Primary Care, taken from a more comprehensive document ‘Guidelines for the Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Primary and Secondary Care. This document should be accessed for additional resources such as the Leaflet for Care Home Staff, assessment forms and flow chart for responding to BPSD.
Information contained within this document is largely taken from the PrescQIPP toolkit ‘Reducing Antipsychotics in Dementia and documents available on the Alzheimer’s Society website.
This guideline comprises a flow chart outlining a stepwise approach to the management of psoriasis in adults and in children and young people. The guideline also includes relevant treatment review periods and referral criteria.
Age related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Macular Oedema
Macular Oedema secondary to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
Macular Oedema secondary to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
CNV associated with pathological myopia
**This Guideline is currently under review. For further information please click here**
The purpose of oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) is to supplement food intake, not replace it and their use does not remove the need to manage the underlying condition responsible for the patient’s poor appetite. It is important to ensure that prescribing is both appropriate for the patient and that the treatment length is such that waste is minimised.