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Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

 
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5 Infections

Please note that Primary and Secondary Care have separate antimicrobial guidelines; Secondary Care utilises a UHNM Trust-specific antimicrobial formulary (note that the UHNM antimicrobial guidelines [microguide] can also be downloaded on smartphones).

These can be found at:

For Primary Care, the Antimicrobial Guidelines can be accessed on netFormulary link: http://www.northstaffordshirejointformulary.nhs.uk/docs/misc/Antimicrobial%20guidelines%202019%20Final%20version.pdf

For Secondary Care on the UHNM intranet by following: http://uhnm/clinicians/clinical-guidance/clinical-guidelines-and-pathways/antimicrobial/

Patients with HIV are treated according to the NICE accredited British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines which can be found at www.bhiva.org

05-03-04 Influenza

Oseltamivir Tamiflu®
Formulary

Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules 30mg 
Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules 45mg 
Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules 75mg
Oseltamivir Phosphate Oral Suspension 6mg/ml

Only to be prescribed on the recommendation of Public Health England

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance

Recommended to only prescribe when official notification that influenza is circulating in the Community: to patients in "At Risk" groups, if they present within 36 hours of first symptoms and who can start treatment within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

Link  NICE TA158: Oseltamivir, amantadine (review) and zanamivir for the prophylaxis of influenza
Link  NICE TA168: Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza
 

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Zanamivir inhalation Relenza®
Formulary

Zanamivir Powder For Inhalation 5mg blister + Diskhaler device

Only to be prescribed on the recommendation of Public Health England

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance

Recommended to only prescribe when official notification that influenza is circulating in the Community: to patients in "At Risk" groups, if they present within 36 hours of first symptoms and who can start treatment within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.


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