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Prescribing of systemic antimicrobials is 'protected'. All prescribing MUST be in accordance with the Trust Antimicrobial Policy and in conjunction with local antimicrobial guideline:

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05.02.04  Expand sub section  Echinocandin antifungals
Anidulafungin
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Approved for invasive candidiasis, subject to local Antimicrobial Committee approval (JFC February 2019).

Secondary care notes

  • NMUH approvals:
    • Not applicable
  • RFL approvals:
    • Not applicable
  • RNOH approvals
    • Not applicable
  • UCLH approvals:
  • WH approvals:
    • Microbiology approval only
 
   
Caspofungin
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Secondary care notes

  • NMUH approvals:
    • Microbiology consultant approval only
  • RFL approvals
    • Restricted to Haematology (in discussion with Microbiology, as per protocol).
    • Microbiology approval required for all other indications.
  • RNOH approvals
    • Microbiology approval only
    • Store in a fridge
  • UCLH approvals:
  • WH approvals:
    • Reserved for prescribing by paediatric consultants only
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Micafungin

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GP - 1st

Medicines suitable for first-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing. 

  

GP - 2nd

Medicines suitable for second-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing. 

  

GP - Amber

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.

  

GP - Grey

Medicines on hospital formularies which have not been reviewed for suitability in primary care.  

Black

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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