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Prescribing Tips and Tools

The following prescribing tips and tools are available, to prescribers for each of the Preferred Drugs and for the New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs). The information is summarised in a clear, concise prescribing tool to enable prescribers to prescribe medicines safely and appropriately.

Please see the Related Files below to access the Prescribing Tips and Tools.

Antibiotic use for the treatment of community infections 

In conjunction with the AMRIC (Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control) Division of HPSC, the MMP recommends community prescribers refer to Antibiotic Prescribing for advice on appropriate antibiotic choice. 

The guidelines recommend the preferred use of "green" agents which are effective, have fewer side effects and are less likely to lead to resistant infections than "red" agents.

The "green" and "red" lists of antibiotics, their uses and the associated risks of "red" agents are included in the attached table below of preferred antibiotics in the community

In conjunction with the National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology, the MMP has developed prescribing and dispensing tips for the use of oral methotrexate in primary care.

See the Related files below

Tips and tools for recent MMP initiatives (e.g. Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster and Sacubitril/Valsartan) are also included below.

Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division