Shared Care and Continuing Care
Shared Care Guidelines apply to medicines which have been initiated by a specialist and the prescribing is taken over by the GP under the terms of a Local Enhanced Service. These medicines appear in the amber section of the Formulary and Traffic Lights list and can only be prescribed in general practice after specialist referral and initiation/recommendation. The patient would normally be stabilised before prescribing responsibility is transfered, however this is not always the case. A shared care guideline is required detailing the prescribing clinicians reponsibility.
List of Shared care Drugs List Jan 2016
To initiate Shared Care, see Template letters for consultants and GPs
Shared care guidelines
Continuing care guidelines
Continuing Care Guidelines apply to medicines which have been initiated by a specialist and recommended to the GP for continued prescribing. These medicines appear in the yellow section of the Formulary and Traffic light list.