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.
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
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 these guidelines is to provide a quick reference guide for use in primary care summarising information on the diagnosis and management of RLS in primary care. This guidance covers the management of RLS in primary care and gives information about when to refer to secondary care.
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.
The purpose of this guidance is to outline recommendations for the prescribing of specialist infant formula milk within primary care in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
This guidance aims to support primary care in the prescription management process around cost-effective and rational prescribing for continence and stoma products.It is intended for all health care professionals and third party organisations involved in the prescribing, ordering and review of stoma and incontinence products within the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health Economy.