Guidance

APC guidance has been grouped according to BNF chapter.
Guidance includes
– Shared care guidance
– Clinical guidelines
– Information sheets – to help ongoing care in primary care following specialist initiation/recommendation.

Gastro-Intestinal System
APC Guideline on Prescribing PPIs – Mar 2015
Abnormal LFT Guidelines NENC Hepatology Network revised Nov 2016

Cardiovascular System
Angina GL (Updated 2014)
Anticoagulation in Non-Valvular AF in Primary Care – Mar 2017
Antiplatelet Guidelines – Mar 2017
Dronedarone SCG – Sept 17
FATS7 – Nov 2016
Heart Failure Guideline – Revised Mar 2017
Hypertension Guidelines – 2017
Mexiletine – Nov 2013
Oral Anticoagulant Comparison v2.1 – Jan 2016  
PAD guideline 2014 v1.0

Respiratory System
COPD Management Guidelines NGCCG – Mar 2017
North Tyneside and Northumberland COPD Guideline – Oct 2015 (Formulary Choice Update Nov 2016)

Central Nervous system
Acetylcholinesterase leaflet for primary care – Dec 17
Agomelatine – Information Leaflet – Jun 2017
Analgesic Prescribing Guideline Non-Malignant Pain – Apr 2017
 – Gabapentin fast dose increase PIL
 – Gabapentin slow dose increase PIL
 – Pregabalin fast dose increase PIL
 – Pregabalin slow dose increase PIL

Antipsychotic Leaflet for Primary Care – Sep 2016
Atomoxetine SCG for ADHD in adults extended to Sept 2018 
Atomoxetine SCG for ADHD in children – extended to Sept 2018
Dexamfetamine – Nov 2013
Dexamfatamine in ADHD in adults SCG – Extended Sept 2018
Dexamfetamine SCG for ADHD in children-March-2016
Guanfacine SCG for the Management of ADHD in Children and Young People – Sep 2017
Headache Management Guidelines (Adult) – May 2016 Northern East Update, endorsed for use in North of Tyne and Gateshead areas
Ketamine in Palliative Care Shared Care Guidelines – Aug 2017
Lidocaine Plasters – Nov 2013
Lisdexamfetamine SCG for ADHD in adults extended Sept 2018
Lisdexamfetamine SCG for ADHD in children extended Sept 2018
Lithium SCG – Jun 2016 (Updated)
Melatonin Information for Primary Care – Nov 2014
Melatonin SCG for Sleep – Wake Disorders in Children and Young People – extended to Sept 2018
Memantine information for primary care – Dec 17
Methylphenidate SCG for ADHD in adults – extended Sept 2018
Methylphenidate for ADHD in Children and Young People (giggle incontinence) extended to Sept 2018
Modafinil Information for Primary Care – Jun 2017
Naltrexone SCG – May 2016

Venlafaxine High Dose – Jun 2017
Vigabatrin SCG – Jul 2014

Infections and antibiotics
Antibiotic Prescribing Guideline for Primary Care – North East & Cumbria – Apr 2017
Quick Reference Guide to Common Infections in Primary Care 
C-Diff Assessment Tool – Jun 2017
Nebulised Gentamicin Information for Primary Care – Jun 2015

Endocrine System
Denosumab Information Mar – 2015
Gender Dysphoria – Feminising Hormones – Mar 2017
Gender Dysphoria – Masculinising Hormones – Mar 2017
Thyroid Guidelines – Endorsed for use in North of Tyne areas – Sep 2016
Osteoporosis guidelines, including bisphosphonate review Dec 17

 

Genito-Urinary System
Erectile Dysfunction – Guidelines for the investigation and management of men with ED – Updated Sep 2015
Menopause Guideline – Aug 2017
Non-Surgical Management of Overactive Bladder (OAB) pathway – Jan 2015
Urology primary care GL mini revision (Mar 2014) – May 2014

Renal Disease
Kidney Guidelines, NoT and Gateshead – CKD – Chronic Kidney Disease – Mar 2017

Malignant Disease and Immunosuppression
Guidelines for the Monitoring of Immune Modifying Drugs (IMDs) in Stable Adult Patients (excluding post transplantation) in Primary and Secondary Care – Jan 2014
Immunosuppressive Treatment Following Liver Transplants SCG – Jun 2017
Immunosuppression following Paediatric renal transplantation SCG – Oct 17
Immunosuppressive Treatment following Renal Transplant – Dec 2016
Lanreotide and Octreotide – Information for Treatment of Adults with Acromegaly or Neuroendocrine Tumours in Primary Care
Immunosuppressive Treatment for Paediatric Nephrotic Syndrome SCG – Oct 17

Nutrition and Blood
Erythropoietin (Darbepoetin [Aranesp]) in the Treatment of Patients with CKD – Jul 17
Cinacalcet in Primary Hyperparathyroidism – Sept 2016 (Existing Patients ONLY)
Gluten Free Guideline for use in Northumberland and North Tyneside – Jan 2016
Infant Formulae Prescribing Guidelines – Sep 2016

Musculoskeletal and Joint Diseases
Methotrexate Prescribing Safety Advice – Oct 2016

Ear, Nose and Throat
ENT Guideline – Feb 2017
Eye conditions – NoT & G Guidelines for the management of common Opthalmology Conditions – Sep 2016

Skin
Acne Management Guidelines – Sep 2016

Diabetes
Blood glucose monitoring guideline Dec 17 update
Diabetes Stepped approach North of Tyne and Gateshead – Nov 2017

Other Guidance
Branded Prescribing – Medicines that are Not Suitable for Generic Prescribing – Apr 2016
Prescribing Intervals – Sep 2016
Seven Day Rx and Monitored Dosage Systems – Dec 2016
Stoma Prescribing Guidelines North of Tyne APC – Jan 2016
Swallowing Difficulties – Jan 2017
Third party ordering – Mar 2016