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5-aminolevulinic acid 78mg/g gel
(Ameluz)
(Actinic keratosis)
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Approved for first-line treatment in actinic keratosis and superficial basal cell carcinoma (JFC June 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • First-line treatment of actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • First-line treatment of actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma
 
Diclofenac 3% gel
(Solaraze)
(Actinic keratosis)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to Dermatologists
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Fluorouracil 0.5% + Salicylic acid 10% solution
(Actikerall)
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to dermatology
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Fluorouracil 5% cream
(Efudix)
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to Dermatology only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
Methyl-5-aminolevulinate 160 mg/g cream
(Metvix)
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Approved for first-line treatment for Bowen's disease and second-line treatment for AK and BCC (JFC June 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • First-line treatment for Bowen's disease and second-line treatment for AK and BCC
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • First-line treatment for Bowen's disease and second-line treatment for AK and BCC
 
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Ingenol mebutate 150/g gel
(Picato)

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Not approved for actinic keratoses (March 2013)

  
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Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist. Prescribing can be transferred to primary care once the patient has been stabilised.

Shared care: For drugs with regular, ongoing need for monitoring and/or assessment of efficacy or toxicity. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the North Central London JFC.

Fact sheet: For drugs with some concerns surrounding safety or efficacy but do not require regular monitoring and/or monitoring of effectiveness/toxicity.

  

GP - Red

Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only (hospital only).

For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.

See link for the complete NCL Red List https://www.ncl-mon.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ncl_red_list.pdf

  

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Medicines not recommended for routine use in primary or secondary care.

Medicines, which the North Central London JFC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.

  

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