Shared Care Guidelines

Shared Care Guidelines

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Shared Care Guidelines

Shared care guidelines are typically agreements between a Specialist Service and primary care, which state the responsibility of each in the management of an individual patient’s drug therapy.

The types of drugs that are normally involved in shared care guidelines include specialist drugs and drugs that require close patient monitoring. Normally the patient’s drug therapy will be initiated by the Specialist Service and then the primary care clinician will be asked to jointly manage the patient’s treatment.

Shared care does not necessarily mean that the primary care clinician will prescribe, but that s/he will offer routine care to the patient. The principles of good practice outlined in the shared care protocol / guidelines template as agreed by the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Area Prescribing Committee (BLMK APC) should be followed. Shared Care Guidelines are developed and approved by the JPC in conjunction with relevant Specialist Service.

The BLMK APC was formed in September 2021. A list of BLMK Guidelines will be available here.

Many Shared Care Guidelines from the JPC and PAG are still in force:

For further information about MILTON KEYNES SCG please click here.

To view the full list of BEDFORDSHIRE AND LUTON SCG, please click here, or use the search facility below to find your relevant guideline or document.

If the papers you require are not here, please contact the Medicines Management Team: or 01525 624 375

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