A shared care protocol is used to facilitate the sharing of care and transfer of prescribing. This would usually take place once the patient's condition is stable; the patient is demonstrably benefiting from the treatment and is free from any significant side effects. GPs should only take on prescribing when they are confident in the use of the drug, in the context of the protocol. Contingency plans must be in place to enable the patient to received the recommended treatment, should the GP decline to prescribe.
Shared care protocols (SCPs) must be approved by the hospital Drugs and Therapeutics committee (UHD D+T or HSSMC) and the General Practice Prescribing Committee (GPPC).
Any queries relating to an individual SCP should be directed to the relevant contact point on the SCP.
Any queries relating to SCP process should be directed to email@example.com
Some SCPs are currently under review, see the list here. All approved SCPs can be accessed via the link on the left handside of this page.
Shared Care Protocols detail;
Indication for therapy; Preparations available; Recommended dosage and administration; Cost; Shared Care Responsibilites; Monitoring; Adverse effects and interactions; Precautions and Contraindications;Contact points