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Clinical Guidelines

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Date Posted: 24 - October - 2022
BNF chapter: Cardiovascular system
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Date Posted: 13 - May - 2022
BNF chapter: Cardiovascular system
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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
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Date Posted: 20 - July - 2022
BNF chapter: Cardiovascular system

LSCMMG endorses the 'Summary of National Guidance for Lipid Management for Primary and Secondary Prevention of CVD' produced by the Accelerated Access Collaborative Clinical Subgroup

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Date Posted: 01 - March - 2018

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.

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In developing local commissioning policies, the CCG will commission treatments or services which accord with all of the following principles:

  • Appropriateness
  • Effectiveness
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Ethics
  • Affordability

A number of treatments which should be considered a LOW PRIORITY are detailed within this policy

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The purpose of this guidance is to outline recommendations for prescribing within primary care in Lancashire and South Cumbria. It is intended to provide information on current best practice including providing advice on prescribing situations which are not always clear so as to ensure a consistent approach by primary care prescribers across Lancashire and South Cumbria. All prescribers are encouraged to follow this guide.