Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases -
Drugs which suppress the rheumatic disease process
NICE CG177: Osteroarthritis
NICE NG100: Rheumatoid arthritis
Drugs affecting the immune response
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Scottish Medicines Consortium
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
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Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) – may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care
Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).
Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.
For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance
For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.
For prescribing in primary care only