Guidance to support primary care prescribers and pharmacists is available from the MLCSU Coronavirus guidance resource page. Links are provided to national resources and regional documents produced by MLCSU, RDTC, and SPS for use by Pan Mersey APC, LSCMMG, and GMMMG.
The list of resources will be updated as new material becomes available so please check back regularly for updates.
The Pan Mersey APC supports the use of COVID-specific guidance issued by NICE, and NHS England and NHS Improvement. During the COVID pandemic this will supersede any APC advice.
Obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders
Review date: Sept 2022
Non-formulary drugs: Any drug or formulation not listed in the formulary is deemed to be non-formulary.
Off-label use: Drugs are included in the formulary for their licensed indications – where inclusion of off-label use is considered to be included in the formulary this is specifically stated in the formulary entry for the drug N.B. also see Paediatrics note below.
Paediatrics: Drugs are included in the formulary for paediatric use for their BNF for Children recommended indications (indicated by symbol ) which may be off-label, unless otherwise stated. All drugs are deemed to have the same RAG status as they have for adults unless stated otherwise.
NHS England Specialised Commissioning
Drugs carrying the NHS England logo are commissioned by them. Links to key documents, national programmes of care, and clinical reference groups are found below.
NHS England Specialised Commissioning: Key documents
NHS England Specialised Commissioning: National programmes of care and clinical reference groups
Medications which are indicated for medically assisted reproduction, including ovulation induction (e.g. clomifene, letrozole and tamoxifen) and assisted reproduction, such as In Vitro Fertilisation or Ex Vitro Fertilisation (e.g. gonadotrophins) are restricted to use by specialist secondary care physicians, and are categorised as RED drugs for these purposes.