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 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.
In developing local commissioning policies, the CCG will commission treatments or services which accord with all of the following principles:
A number of treatments which should be considered a LOW PRIORITY are detailed within this policy
Guidance on consensus approaches to managing Palliative Care Symptoms
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.
The purpose of this guidance is to provide clarity on the approval process for the prescribing of the second-generation antipsychotic long-acting injections within Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.